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Dental Water May Be Harmful!

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Some people have called it dentistry’s dirty little secret, one that the American Dental Association has known about for years.

CBS News This Morning Co-Anchor Julie Chen reports the bacteria that grows on dental water lines could make you sick.

Dirty water refers to the bacteria growing on biofilm, that slimy stuff in most pipes and tubing.

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Dental Unit Waterline Infection Outbreak In Anaheim – What Happened?

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In 2016, a dental unit waterline contamination at Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim, California led to confirmed mycobacterium abscessus infections in 71 children.

Children’s Dental Group was part of a 12-practice group before being ordered to shut down by the Orange Country department of health after 5 waterline samples came back positive when tested for mycobacterium abscessus. Over the course of a few weeks, dozens of children between the ages of 2 and 11 began showing up to the hospital complaining of facial swelling and pain.

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Dental Unit Waterlines: Municipal Tap Water and Why it Should be Avoided

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It’s no secret in 2018 that dental unit waterline (DUWL) cleanliness is important. Every trade publication, tradeshow and continuing education summit offers some sort of crash course on the subject. The bacteria problem is widespread and omnipresent regardless of the practice type or equipment employed. If it runs water, the potential to be a problem exists. Given their nature, dental waterlines will grow bacteria beyond the 500 colony forming units per milliliter drinking water standard without some level of shock and maintenance.

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Nearly 30 Patients Exposed To Improperly Cleaned Dental Tools

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A local dental clinic is notifying nearly 30 patients that they may have been put at risk of disease. Peak Vista says some of their dental tools were improperly-cleaned at their main clinic in Colorado Springs. It’s at the International Circle location near Airport Road and Printers Parkway.

11 News started asking questions after a concerned viewer reached out to us. We sat down with President and CEO Pam McManus who tells us the risk to patients is low, but Peak Vista is taking full responsibility.

 

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