Safe Dental water should be a priority at every practice

The CDC offers several steps to help dentists ensure the safety of their dental water.

  • Use water that meets EPA regulatory standards for drinking water.
  • Consult with the dental unit manufacturer¬† for appropriate methods and equipment to maintain the recommended quality of dental water.
  • Follow recommendations for monitoring water quality provided by the manufacturer of the unit or waterline treatment product.
  • Discharge water and air for a minimum of 20-30 seconds after each patient from any device connected to the dental water system that enters the patient’s mouth.
  • Consult with manufacturer on the need for periodic maintenance of anti-retraction mechanisms.