The Centers for Disease Control, in conjunction with the ADA, have issued new water quality guidelines for the dental office. Water quality in the dental office have long been an issue that required years of research to issue this mandate and with the results available the CDC is looking for all dental offices to comply. Self Contained Wa-ter Bottles may not be enough, water treatment with testing is the only method to ensure compliance and patient safety. Contact you Dansereau representative for complete answers. (800) 423 - 5657
ASSOCIATED DISEASES - With the presence of proven human pathogens within the water lines it has been clinically proven Pseudomonas, Legionella and non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium are present.
The waterline cleaner BMP forbids the use of oxidizing waterline cleaners in “dental unit water lines, chair side traps, or vacuum lines that lead to an amalgam separator. Oxidizing line cleaners have been shown to contribute to the solubilization of mercury into public works. The ruling goes into further detail stating oxidizing line cleaners, “including but not limited to, bleach, chlorine, iodine and peroxide, that have a pH lower than 6 or greater than 8,” must not be used to treat dental waterlines.