Webinar: Dental Unit Waterlines and Amalgam: Myths and Reality

Webinar Type: 
Dental Learning

Dental unit waterlines are a source of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and present a risk for the transmission of microorganisms and disease. Dental unit waterline biofilm has been found to contain microorganisms that include Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella species and Staphylococcus aureus. Until the death of a patient from Legionnaire’s disease in 2012 that was traced to dental treatment, no confirmed cases of transmission and disease as a result of dental unit waterline water output had occurred.  Dental unit waterlines must be handled and treated appropriately to prevent the transmission of microorganisms and disease.

Target Audience: 
Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Dentists
CE Contact Hours: 
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