Simplifying Dental Unit Waterline Maintenance: The SMART Compliance Kit’s Path to Clean, Safe Water

Dental Products ReportDental Products Report September 2023
Volume 57
Issue 8

Keeping dental waterlines clean and effective is key for all dental practices. Sterisil’s SMART system works hard to ensure safety, compliance, and efficacy.

Simplifying Dental Unit Waterline Maintenance: The SMART Compliance Kit’s Path to Clean, Safe Water. Image: © Solmetex

Simplifying Dental Unit Waterline Maintenance: The SMART Compliance Kit’s Path to Clean, Safe Water. Image: © Solmetex

Ensuring clean and safe dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) is vital for the well-being of patients and dental professionals alike. Ineffective testing, treatment, and maintenance of DUWLs can lead to harmful bacteria and biofilm buildup, jeopardizing the quality of dental water and posing potential health risks. Among the options available for dental waterline maintenance, the Sterisil® SMART System stands out as a highly effective and user-friendly solution. Here we will delve into the key features of the Sterisil SMART System and emphasize its advantages, providing a clear understanding of why it is the preferred choice for DUWL safety.

A SMART-er System:
Shock, Test, Maintain

The Sterisil SMART System’s “Shock, Test, Maintain” method is a complete approach to water quality and safety in the dental operatory. It consists of 3 simple steps to help maintain clean and compliant dental unit waterlines and the water that flows through them.

Step 1: Shock

The first step involves using a dental waterline shock treatment, such as Citrisil Shock Tablets. This tablet releases a concentration of silver ions that effectively kill bacteria, biofilm, and other microorganisms that may contaminate waterlines. Shock treatment provides a clean starting point for maintaining water quality.

Step 2: Test

This step involves regular monitoring of the microbial load in the dental water to ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. This is readily accomplished with the MyCheck In-Office Water Test, which measures the number of colony-forming units (CFUs) of bacteria present in a water sample taken from the DUWL system.

Step 3: Maintain

The maintain step focuses on implementing ongoing waterline maintenance to prevent microbial regrowth and maintain water quality between shock treatments. Using maintenance solutions like the Sterisil Antimicrobial Straw, dental professionals can provide a reliable barrier against microbial regrowth and maintain waterline hygiene.

The Sterisil System comprises 3 essential components—the Sterisil Antimicrobial Straw, Citrisil Shock Tablets, and the MyCheck In-Office Water Test—each designed to work harmoniously, ensuring efficient and effective DUWL maintenance and delivering clean, safe, colorless, and odorless water through a simple and straightforward process.

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