Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Sterilox: Eliminating Dental UnitWaterline Biofilm
The problem is smaller than you may think. Microscopic to be exact. We are talking microorganisms with big names like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, nontuberculous Mycobacterium, and Legionella to name a few. Thousands of them. These microorganisms living in dental unit water lines (DUWLs) catch a ride on the aerosol mist generated by the dental handpiece, ultrasonic, and other dental unit devices and can live everwhere – like in our body. Not surprisingly research shows an increase in gram-negative bacteria and legionella antibodies in dental health care workers.
And though Uncle Sam has mandated that the public drinking water must have no more than 500 colony forming units per milliliter (cfu/mL), studies have shown DUWL having numbers in the 10’s of thousands!
Now the ADA has released quidelines recommending that the dental profession bring these numbers into compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. The solution is Sterilox by Ultradent. Sterilox provides a safe, fast, effective and on-going solution for removal of biofilm in DUWLs. The unique patented technology of the Sterilox is an innovative electrolytic water treatment. The process generates a super-oxidized broad spectrum biocide solution eliminating the need to use expensive toxic chemicals detrimental to both the dental unit and the user. Sterilox keeps the DUWL, and the aerosol mist we all breath, problem free.
It is very important to us that our patients are receiving the best in technology and skill for optimum aesthetics and function. However, it is equally important to us that our patients’ health and safety is maintained if not improved. At Impression Dental Care, we are not interested in superficially impressing our patients, but are concerned for our patients’ long-term well-being. This is the reason why we pay attention to even areas that may never be noticed by the patients and therefore oftentimes overlooked or ignored by many offices.