MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR DENTAL UNIT WATERLINES Essential to practice, dental unit water is used for a variety of functions, ranging from irrigating surgical sites to providing lavage during restorative procedures. More than five decades have passed since the scientific literature...
Waterlines in Dental Offices: An Infection Waiting to Happen Robert W. Hasel, DDS DISCLOSURES August 23, 2012 Pneumonia Associated With a Dental Unit Waterline Ricci ML, Fontana S, Pinci F, et al Lancet. 2012;379:684 Death From Legionnaires Disease Acquired in a Dental Office A recent article published in The...
Science in the News Transmission of Legionnaires' Disease Traced to Contaminated Dental Unit Waterline March 01, 2012 In a recent case report in The Lancet, an 82-year-old Italian woman’s death from Legionnaires’ disease was attributed to infection with Legionella bacteria from a...