Regulations and attitudes surrounding dental unit water quality are changing. The state of California has passed AB-1277 and SB-1491 which went into effect on the 1st of the new year. The bills are part of a concerted effort by state legislators to shore up deficiencies in infection control standards that may have contributed to the Orange County mycobacterium outbreak in 2016.
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfectants are another powerful tool in the quest to eliminate dental waterline pathogens. In this piece we try to give some perspective on how UV technology gained prominence in the medical field, what grade of UV light you should be looking at for your practice, and how dental health professionals can leverage them for better infection control in the dental water
The independent bottle reservoir was a significant evolution in dental unit technology. Their implementation provided dentists the ability to bypass the municipal supply and control dental water microbes with disinfectants. So why would you want to put tap water in that bottle? In this discussion, we'll give you some good reasons to think about using distilled water.
In this post we delve into bacteria testing relevant to the dental waterline. After reading this entry, you should be able to understand the application of different methods and how to interpret their results. Enjoy!
Dental waterline maintenance and disinfection is all about consistency. Here are 5 habits you can employ in your office to keep those waterlines in good order.
This article covers the importance of EPA labels and what they mean to dental professionals. If you're wondering about whether or not you are following the right protocol this article will shed some light on the subject.
Have you ever found yourself sitting in the dentist’s chair thinking “that’s a lot of hoses”? Do you know how “clean” the water is coming out of the faucet and handpieces? If you find yourself asking these questions you’re not alone. In this entry we'll dig into detal waterlines and how concern you should be about their cleanliness.
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Do you sometimes feel there are massive amounts of rules and restrictions when it comes to maintaining your dental unit water lines? Maybe you're just looking for some general guidance in properly providing water to your dental facility.
Here at Sterisil, we have noticed the difficulty of getting clear and concise information about the latest news and guidelines in the dental water treatment world. As leaders in the dental water treatment industry, we'll be discussing the latest news, tips and general information on keeping your dental water in compliance.