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 "What[...]
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.
Treating Dental Unit Waterlines - Where Do I Start?
With dental unit waterline safety being a bit of a hot topic right now, let's get you off to a great start.
The Three Necessary Aspects of Every Dental Waterline Treatment Protocol
Developing a dental waterline treatment protocol (or procedure or strategy) isn’t difficult. Developing one that works, however, can be. There’s a lot of confusion out there about what works and what’s necessary.
The Latest on Assembly Bill 1277: Calling All California Dental Pros to Higher Standards
[Edited February 25, 2019]
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[Edited August 14, 2018]
Well, if you haven't heard, it is official. The Dental Board of California (DBC) passed the[...]
Talking Dental Water Safety with OSHA Trainer Kim Laudenslager
This month we sat down with Kim Laudenslager, an accomplished OSHA trainer and member of the Office Sterilization & Asepsis Procedures Research Foundation (OSAP). Laudenslager was named “2018 Consultant of the Year” by ProEdge Dental Water Labs for her dedication to her clients and her commitment[...]
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.
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.
California's Dental Waterline Legislation AB1277: What We Know So Far
[Edited February 25, 2019]
For the most accurate and up-to-date information on California water legislation, click here.
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[...]
NPR Shines Light On Mycobacterium Abscessus Outbreak in ANAHEIM
“When people go to the dentist, they generally expect to leave in better health than when they walked in.”