What Grade Would You Give Your Dental Unit Waterline Protocols?

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH

November 2022 Course
Expires: Sunday, November 30th, 2025

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Abstract

In 1993, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established the first guidelines for cleaning dental unit waterlines in the dental industry. Even with almost 30 years of guidance, many dental practices do not have proper standard operating procedures for dental waterline treatment and maintenance. In this course, we will tackle the why and how for DUWL guidance while reviewing how to create standard operating procedures for your team to follow.

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CREDITS: 1 SI
COST: $0.00
PROVIDER: AEGIS Publications, LLC
SOURCE: Inside Dental Hygiene | November 2022
COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: Air Techniques, Inc.; Directa Dental; Essential Dental Systems; L&R Ultrasonics

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the proper protocol for safe dental water for patient treatment
  • Determine the proper testing, treatment, and shocking protocols for your dental practice
  • ​Review current protocols and standard operating procedures in your dental facility
  • Discuss the importance of assigning an infection control coordinator

Author Qualifications:

Ms. Strange has more than two decades of dental expertise and has earned her Certificate in Dental Infection Prevention and Control. She is the owner of Level Up Infection Prevention, MichelleStrangeRDH, a practicing dental hygienist, and was the cofounder of A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast.

Disclosures:

Ms. Strange has received an honorarium from AEGIS Communications for her preparation and presentation of this program.

Queries for the presenter may be directed to jromano@aegiscomm.com.