Dr. Tarek Dokhan
Department of Dental Technology, Faculty of Medical Technology, University of Zawia, Libya.
03 July 2023
Received in revised form:
07 August 2023
15 August 2023
Prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in dental prostheses at Zawia private clinics
1Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Zawia, Libya.
2Department of Dental Technology, Faculty of Medical Technology, University of Zawia, Libya.
3Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Minsk, Republic of Belarus.
4Department of biological sciences/Biomedical sciences, Libyan Academy Misrata, Libya.
5National Center for Disease Control, Zawia branch, Libya.
Published: 11 Oct 2023
The oral cavity’s dental prosthesis may serve as a reservoir for bacteria that are connected to systemic infections. For this purpose, this study aimed to investigate and identify the bacteria pathogenic strains in the oral cavity and their prevalence in dentures, fixed prosthodontics, and orthodontic appliances wearers.
Materials and Methods:
One hundred samples of swabs were collected from private dental clinics in Zawia, Libya. These samples were taken from male and female patients who wear dental prosthesis. The swabs were cultured, and the bacterial strains were identified.
Forty-three percent of samples were pathogenic, which showed the following strains: K. pneumoniae, S. aureus, E. cloacae, P. aeruginosa, Pneumococcus, E. coli, A. bumanii, and S. pyogenes strains were found, and they were in males more than females. Moreover, the results showed that most of these strains existed on orthodontic appliances..
The prevalence of oral pathogens is higher in males than females (50% and 38.7%, respectively). Most pathogenic bacteria were found on the surface of orthodontic appliances more than the other dental prosthesis. (Open J Biomed Res 2023;2:3-7.)
Dental prosthesis, oral pathogens, antibiotic resistance, bacteria, orthodontic appliances.
Cite this article:
Milad A, Shebani N, Khmaj Z, Izeit H, Dokhan T, Gendel M. Prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in dental prostheses at Zawia private clinics. Open J Biomed Res 2023;2:3-7.