Lecture 1 - Dental Unit Waterlines

START:
13 August 2015
DURATION:
9 am to 10 am
ID:
1

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Description:

Dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) home a flourishing community of bacteria and protozoa. These microbial inhabitants originating from the local water supply strongly hold to the inner walls of the tubing by building a biofilm. Even though the majority of the bacteria and protozoa do not pose a risk to most patients, some opportunistic pathogens can proliferate in the protection of the biofilm. When we consider that up to a million bacteria can be released in only one millilitre of water pouring out a dental handpiece, we may contemplate the need to solve the problem.

Objectives:

  • Course will address the question of the actual infectious risk associated with DUWLs through a quick review of the literature and presentation of the research result of the lecturer.
  • Participants will then learn what are the strategies to reduce the risks and lower microbial counts in their dental units.

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