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Comparison of the Antibacterial Efficacy of Tea Tree Oil with 3% Sodium Hypochlorite and 2% Chlorhexidine against E. faecalis: An in vitro Study

Hina Sheth, Uday Kamath, Sai Ramesh, Keshav Singla

Citation Information : Sheth H, Kamath U, Ramesh S, Singla K. Comparison of the Antibacterial Efficacy of Tea Tree Oil with 3% Sodium Hypochlorite and 2% Chlorhexidine against E. faecalis: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent 2013; 3 (3):117-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1049

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


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