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ADA Statement on Dental Unit Waterlines
Key Points The CDC recommends that dental unit water used in non-surgical procedures measure less than or equal to 500 colony forming units of heterotrophic bacteria per milliliter (<500 CFU/mL) of water, the standard set for drinking water by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Use sterile saline or sterile water as a coolant/irrigant when performing surgical procedures. Follow dental unit manufacturer’s instructions for maintaining and monitoring the quality of dental unit water.
CDC on Dental Waterlines
This report consolidates previous recommendations and adds new ones for infection control in dental settings. Recommendations are provided regarding 1) educating and protecting dental health-care personnel; 2) preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens; 3) hand hygiene; 4) personal protective equipment; 5) contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity; 6) sterilization and disinfection of patient-care items; 7) environmental infection control; 8) dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and 9) special considerations (e.g., dental handpieces and other devices, radiology, parenteral medications, oral surgical procedures, and dental laboratories). These recommendations were developed in collaboration with and after review by authorities on infection control from CDC and other public agencies, academia, and private and professional organizations.
Crosstex Learning
This website gives you immediate access to our multimedia training library where you can learn about new techniques and products. Earn interactive CE credit by signing up for Crosstex live webinars. Earn self-study CE credit by viewing the on-demand CE webinars. All CE credits are provided by an approved ADA CERP provider.
CrosstexBMS is committed to protecting your patients, your staff and your practice. Find test help, education, and tools regarding biological monitoring and learn why our clients choose Crosstex for sterility assurance.
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FAQ's Dental Unit Waterlines- OSAP
Frequently Asked Questions for Dental Unit Waterlines 
Rapicide OPA/28
Rapicide OPA/28 features one of the fastest disinfection times in the U.S. market and twice the reuse period of 14 day OPA brands...allowing for the ultimate combination of safety, convenience, and value.
Sterilization Classroom
SPSmedical has developed a series of educational CD-ROMs on a variety of Infection Control topics that can be used for group or individual training. Accredited through multiple organizations, test questions and a CEU Certificate are included with each program. Audio seminars are also available.
2014 Dr. John Flucke breaks down his favorite new product picks of 2014: DentaPure
2018 Dental Advisor Product Awards
New US EPA Regulation on Dental Amalgam Waste
Summary: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule on amalgam separators, effective as of July 14,2017, affect dental practices nationwide. Key Points include: Dental practices are required to install either an ISO 11143:2008 certified amalgam separator or a certified ANSI/ADA Standard No.108 amalgam separator. Amalgam separation rate must be at least 95%. New dental practices have 90 days to install an amalgam separator. Dental practices who do not currently have amalgam separators have until July 14, 2020 to install an amalgam separator. Dental practices who already have an amalgam separator installed have until July 14,2017 to install an amalgam separator that meets all the regulation requirements. 
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