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.
In 2016, a dental unit waterline contamination at Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim, California led to confirmed mycobacterium abscessus infections in 71 children, with 49 other probable cases.
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.
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.
In September 2015 the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report titled “Infection control policies and procedures” outlining protocols to ensure water at dental clinics is free from harmful bacteria and safe for its patients.
The report advised dentists and associated[...]
“When people go to the dentist, they generally expect to leave in better health than when they walked in.”