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,[...]
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.
(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.
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 [...]
Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) began getting attention back in the late 1980s as infection control became a major focus for medical professionals.
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.
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.
[Edited February 25, 2019]
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In September 2015 the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report titled “Infection control policies and procedures” outlining protocols to ensure[...]
“When people go to the dentist, they generally expect to leave in better health than when they walked in.”