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Insider Mastermind Is the Water Safe? We Need to Know It Is with Insider Gaylene Baker, RDH, BSDH, MBA
November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Dental Unit Water Lines (DUWL) are used for almost every dental patient care procedure. They provide a cooling source from the heat of rotary drills and rinse away unwanted oral debris. Unfortunately, the DUWL can be a source of introduction of pathogenic microorganisms during patient treatment if not properly treated, monitored, and tested. Clinicians need to understand what a Colony Forming Units (CFU) growing in the water lines are, why the DUWL grow CFU’s, and various procedures that can be implemented to prevent them or remove them from the lines. It’s simple once it’s understood.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Know the CDC and EPA standards for dental unit waterline systems.
- Identify a process that fits the needs and is compatible with the practice dental units.
- Create a protocol that includes regular monitoring.
Insider Gaylene Baker
Gaylene Baker RDH, BSDH, MBA is a graduate from the University of Iowa with her BS in Dental Hygiene and Aurora University with her MBA. She is a member of several professional organizations. Her passion is working with dental professionals on systems and protocols to ultimately provide the safest dental visit. She lives in Illinois with her two loves, Bill and Chewy.