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. 

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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.

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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.

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The Latest on Assembly Bill 1277: Calling All California Dental Pros to Higher Standards

[Edited August 14, 2018]

Well, if you haven't heard, it is official. The Dental Board of California (DBC) passed the language of Assembly Bill 1277 back in May 2018 and it is calling all dental professionals to higher standards in dental unit waterline maintenance.

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The Comprehensive Dental Water Testing Guide

What is in your dental unit waterlines? 

You’ve probably seen the pictures and you’ve probably read the news headlines - looking for the answer to this question is not without stress.

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How To Shock Your Dental Unit Waterlines

Dental waterlines are extremely susceptible to bacterial contamination. Why that’s the case is another conversation altogether, but because of that, they must be treated consistently and effectively.

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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[...]

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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. 

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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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Dental Water Treatment Product Selection Guide

DUWLs seem to be all the rage these days - whether that's because of new research or because they can become a real frustration for dental pro's is another discussion.

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