Dental Waterline Safety 2022: 2 hours

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Be prepared to meet the dental waterline safety standards and answer patient questions regarding the recent CDC Health Alert about dental waterline infections. Review of dental waterline safety 2022.  Examines the etiology and composition of dental waterline biofilms.  Review of the varieties and contaminant levels of microorganisms present in dental unit biofilms. Understand the mechanics of dental units which promote the development of contaminated biofilm.  Review of the potential for pathogenicity of microorganisms present in dental waterlines.  Discusses cases of possible dental waterline contamination which allegedly resulted in secondary infection of patients or staff.  Review of strategies for decreasing and/or eliminating the levels of microorganisms delivered by dental waterlines. California Dental Board approved CE. AGD PACE National approved CE. Remote self-directed distance learning online dental continuing education course.

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  • 5
    Sorts out the research

    Posted by Idaho DDS on Jul 10th 2023

    Getting so many sales approaches about waterline testing kits, tablets, filters, isolated water bottle, etc. Glad to have a reference for the issue.

  • 5
    Is it safe?

    Posted by Bob T, DMD on Jun 21st 2023

    Seriously, such a new liability in every office with news media spreading stories of the pediatric disasters. Couldn't help the Marathon Man reference.

  • 5
    Infection Control issues

    Posted by Ben Okuda, DDS on Jun 15th 2022

    Covid questions continually n my office. Glad to have a course that addresses aerosols and water contamination. Happy to tell patients I'm up on this aspect of infection control to prevent cross-contamination.

  • 5

    Posted by Bill Wallace DDS on Jun 14th 2022

    Will use referneces in the course to answer patient questions about office procedures to prevent cross infection