Toothbrush Sanitizer Clinical Studies

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Evaluation of the Use of the Purebrush Toothbrush Sanitizing Device in Immune-compromised Pediatric Patients A Pilot Study (Proposed Study)

Michael P. Link, MD, Principle Investigator
Service Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford University Medical Center
Tina Baggott, RN-CS, MN, PNP, CPO
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Stanford University Medical Center
R. Thomas Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Dental Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology
Chair, Department of Forensic Sciences
Director of the Forensic Sciences Graduate Program

Toothbrush Bristle Wear and Adherence of Streptococcus mutants
By Dr. Robert Goldsmith, DMD
UMDNJ – Department of Pediatric Dentistry May 12, 200

The effects of toothpastes on the residual microbial contamination of toothbrushes
Article in JADA, Vol. 132 September 2001
Donna P. Warren, R.D.H., M.Ed.
Millicent C. Goldschmidt, Ph.D.
Mathew B. Thompson
Karen Adler-Storthz, Ph.D.
Harris J. Keene, D.D.S.

Toothbrush contamination: a potential health risk?

Bacterial Study (20 monitored participants)
University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry
Richard T. Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Mary Martin Lare, R.D.H., D.D.S. 

More on the contaminated toothbrush: the viral story

Quintessence International Vol. 19 No. 11/1989
Richard T. Glass, DDS, PhD*/ Harold G. Jense, PhD**

Detection of HIV proviral DNA on toothbrushes

Article in JADA
Richard T. Glass, DDS, PhD, Steven R. Carson, DDS, MEd, Robert L. Barker, PhD,
Stephen C. Peiper, MD, Stewart Shapiro, DMD,MScH,PhD

Toothbrush types and retention of microorganisms:How to choose a biologically sound toothbrush?

Richard T. Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D.

The toothbrush, Kaposi's Sarcoma and Aids: A case demonstrating interesting associations

Richard T. Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D., Kyung-Whan Min, M.D., Vivian Adler, R.D.H.

Transmission of disease in dogs by toothbrushing

Quintessence Internaltional Vol. 20 No. 11/1989
Richard T. Glass, DDS, Ph.D., Mary E. Martin, RDH, DDS**,
Larry J. Peter, DVM, MS***

The effectiveness of a U-V toothbrush sanitizing sevice in reducing the number of bacteria, yeasts, and viruses on toothbrushes

ODA Journal Spring 1994
Richard T. Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Harold G. Jensen, Ph.D.

Effectiveness of an Ultra-Violet light toothbrush sanitizer on three micoorganisms

(Candida albicans, Betahemolytic Streptococci, and Capnocytophaga gingivalis)
University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry
R.T. Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D., M. Furgason, D.S.III, J. Moody, D.S.III

Evaluation of "Purebrush" Ultra-Violet toothbrush sanitizer

Viral Study (Influenza, Herpes Simplex, and Polio)
State University of New York at Stony Brook
University Hosptial Health Sciences Center
George T. Tortora, Ph.D.
Head, Clinical Microbiologo 

An infection control procedure that is the patient's responsibility

Article exerpt from JADA.
Mary Zolnowski-Casey, D.D.S 

Clinical response to Dr. Mary Zolnowski-Casey's article in JADA

Article exerpt from JADA.
R. Tom Glass, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Clinical evaluation of Purebrush: Effect on toothbrush contamination

Bacterial study (Bacterial contamination that naturally occurs in toothbrush use)
State University of New York at Stony Brook University Hosptial Health Sciences Center
A.J. Gwinnett, Ph.D., B.D.S., L.D.S.R.C.S., F.A.D.M., Professor, Oral Biology & Pathology
T.F. McNamara, Ph.D., Professor, Oral Biology & Pathology, Department of Oral Biology & Pathology, School of Dental Medicine 

Viral study (Influenza, Herpes Simplex, and Polio)

State University of New York at Stony Brook
University Hosptial Health Sciences Center
George T. Tortora, Ph.D.
Head, Clinical Microbiology 

Assessing the relationship between dental disease and coronary heart disease in elderly U.S. Veterans

Walter J. Loesche, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Anthony Schork, Ph.D.; Margaret S. Terpenning,M.D.; Yin-Miao Chen, M.S.; B. Liza Dominguez, D.D.S., M.S.; Natalie Grossman,R.D.H., M.A.

Hepatitis C
Growing chorus of concern over the 'silent' epidemic

Carl T. Hall, Chronicle Science Writer

Hepatitis C - An epidemic for anyone

Copyright 1998 Trustees of Dartmouth College
C.Everett Koop
Former U.S. Surgeon General

A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Toothbrush Sanitizing Methods

Ellen Dufresne and Bethany Hirst
Gustavus Adolphus College


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