Dental Clinics-Please pay attention to your dental unit waterline

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Dental unit waterline matters most for the best dental unit.If you are a responsible dental clinics,then pay more attention to the dental unit waterline quality.


What is dental unit waterlines?


Biofilm—a coating of microorganisms—can develop in dental unit waterlines (the tubes connecting instrumentation such as high-speed handpieces, air/water syringes and ultrasonic scalers with a water supply). To deliver water of optimal microbiologic quality, dental unit waterlines must be maintained regularly.

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What is the dental unit waterline contamination?

The dental unit water quality effects a lot in the dental treatment process.It can directly affect the dental patient’s health.And dental unit waterline contamination is common problem nowadays.As dental practical clinics,you must pay more attention to it.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that dental unit water used in non-surgical procedures measure ≤500 CFU/mL.2  This is the standard set for drinking water by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).2 To deliver water of this quality, dental unit waterline systems designed for general dental practice must be regularly maintained.You must follow dental unit manufacturer’s instructions for maintaining and monitoring the quality of dental unit water.If necessary,please do dental unit waterline testing from time to time.


how to choose dental unit waterline cleaner?


Check with your dental unit manufacturer for recommendations on how to clean your waterlines, even if you use an independent water source. They may suggest options such as filtration or use of chemicals or a combination of these.


Once you’ve identified a process that fits your needs and is compatible with your dental unit (per the manufacturer) establish a schedule for dental unit waterline maintenance as well as an individual designated for this responsibility.