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Kelley Birschbach

Kelley Birschbach

Recent Posts

How COVID19 Created Perfect Storm for Dental Waterline Contamination

While March seems like a different lifetime, the impact of COVID-19 dental office shutdowns remains heavy on our day-to-day work in the dental industry. And though many of us have adapted to some new state of "normal", infection prevention in dentistry is not the same.

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State by State Recommendations Regarding Dental Care During COVID19 Spread

This blog Post is no longer updated – Click the Map below for Updates

The ADA has released an interactive map that is updated daily to view state mandates and recommendations for dental practices in response to COVID19. We recommend you utilize this resource by clicking the map or following this[...]

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Announcing The Brand New QuickPass™ In-Office Dental Water Test

Over the last few years, there has not been a hotter topic in dentistry infection control than waterline maintenance. With tragic infection outbreaks in Atlanta, Georgia and Anaheim, California impacting at least 91 healthy children displayed across headlines via CNN, NPR, Good Morning America,[...]

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The Comprehensive Dental Water Testing Guide

What is in your dental unit waterlines? 

You’ve probably seen the pictures and you’ve probably read the news headlines - looking for the answer to this question is not without stress.

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California Dental Water Legislation Roundup - SB1491 & AB1277

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding California's recent legislation concerning dental water. This post is going to clear that up once and for all. 

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Dental Water Infection Outbreak in Anaheim - What Happened?

(Updated June 19, 2019)

In 2016, a dental unit waterline contamination at a pediatric practice in Anaheim, California led to mycobacterium abscessus infections in at least 71 children.

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The Importance of OSAP's New Dental Water Quality Recommendations

Last year at the Annual Conference hosted by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP), there was a Q & A with a handful of the leading dental infection control experts, including Shannon Mills, DDS and John A. Molinari, PhD. One of the first questions asked of the panel was [...]

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Cleaning and Maintaining Dental Unit Waterlines - Dentistry's Dirty Little Secret

Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) began getting attention back in the late 1980s as infection control became a major focus for medical professionals. 

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Dental Water Treatment Product Selection Guide - How effective is your treatment?

Dental unit waterlines are all the rage these days - whether that's because of the new research coming out or because they can be the cause of rage for dental pro's is another discussion.

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Case Study: One Dr.'s Dental Waterline Compliance Dilemma

When was the last time you had to solve a technical problem you knew absolutely nothing about? We’ve all been there. It’s stressful. 

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