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.
If you haven't read the new OSAP white paper and recommendations on Dental Unit Water Quality, you’ve probably heard about it.
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 [...]
With dental unit waterline safety being a bit of a hot topic right now, let's get you off to a great start.
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.
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.”
Helping dental professionals understand dental waterline treatment and achieve safe dental water… It’s what we do.