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 Waterline Infection Outbreak in Anaheim - What Happened?

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.

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10 Action Items Practices Should Take From OSAP's Dental Water Recommendations

If you haven't read the new OSAP white paper and recommendations on Dental Unit Water Quality, you’ve probably heard about it. 

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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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California's Dental Waterline Legislation AB1277: What We Know So Far

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[...]

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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.” 

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