Study of the Contamination Remaining on Used Healing Abutments After Cleaning
January 3, 2017
Dr. Wadhwani spearheaded a scientific research project with Drs. Todd Schonnenbaum, DDS, FACD, Franco Audia, DDS, MS; and Kwok-Hung Chung. They conducted an in-vitro study of the contamination remaining on used healing abutments after cleaning and sterilizing. It was found that ninety-nine percent of the abutments showed protein contamination at one or more sites following cleaning and sterilization. Healing abutments are single-use tools.