Acceptable Waterline Quality: How Much is Enough?
|Presenter: Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS||Release Date: 8/22/18|
|Credits: 1 CEU||Reviewed: 2023 Expiration Date: 8/22/26|
|AGD Subject Code: 148|
|CE Supporter: Air Techniques|
Biofilm is everywhere including the tubes connecting instrumentation such as high-speed handpieces, air/water syringes and ultrasonic scalers with a water supply and more. We don’t want to expose older, immunocompromised or any patient to unnecessary risk. Water of optimal microbiologic quality is possible when dental unit waterlines are maintained regularly. Strict adherence to maintenance protocols is necessary; simply treating waterlines may not be sufficient to ensure water quality.
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