With patients more aware than ever of infection control it’s important to make sure your practice is fully compliant.
When it comes to dental unit water lines, you need a system that not only removes biofilm, but prevents it re-forming and then monitors water quality, ensuring the water in your lines (and in your patients’ mouths) is always compliant.
Continually monitor input and output water quality with dental dip slides. These easy-to-use biological dip slides identify microbial contamination of water. Simple, highly visual red spots indicate contamination and highlight where in your practice’s waterlines the contamination is most prominent.
10 dip slides.
Easy to use
Red spot system
10 dip slides per pack
HTM 01-05 compliant
Test input and output water quality
Use to assess where contamination is most prominent in the water lines
Bioclear Daily is a disinfectant for continuous use in dental unit water lines (DUWLs). Used daily, it reduces the planktonic bacteria count in water flowing through the unit, minimising the potential for biofilm formation.
1L Bottle, including measuring cap for accurate dosage
For continuous use in dental unit water line feed bottles
Continuously controls water quality to reduce the potential formation of biofilm
Maintains water quality to ensure compliance with HTM 01-05
Used at 1% concentration
Prepared solutions can be kept in suitable plastic containers for up to 10 days
CE marked Class IIa
Excellent material compatibility
Simple and easy to use
Tested to ISO10993 for biocompatibility
Ready-to-use biofilm remover for dental unit waterlines for regular weekly use or as a purge when also using a continuous DUWL maintenance product.
A ready-to-use solution that requires no mixing, Bioclear is a weekly treatment for cleaning dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) to prevent build-up of biofilm. Bioclear has proven efficacy removing biofilm, enabling waterlines to maintain water quality of <200 cfu/ml, in line with HTM 01-05 section 6.79 (subject to input water quality). Bioclear now comes with a FREE water testing kit – also available separately.
12 pack of 200ml bottles, free water testing kit.
Proven to remove biofilm
Ready to use – no mixing required
Weekly treatment for DUWL cleaning
Can also be used for quarterly purge of units with an in-line water treatment
Includes free water testing kit
HTM 01-05 compliant
Know your limits
Why routine monitoring of the water quality in dental unit water lines is useful for compliance and patient and staff safety.
The problem of biofilm formation in dental unit water lines (DUWLs) has long been an issue in dentistry, and left untreated poses a significant threat of spreading infection to both patients and staff members. Biofilm forms readily in DUWLs for a
variety of reasons, not least because in most treatments centres water is delivered by a network of narrow bore tubing at a low flow rate - typically 30ml/min - providing an ideal environment for biofilm to develop.
Biological dip slides are a straightforward way of identifying microbial contamination of water systems and many practices use them on a quarterly basis as a proactive method of keeping on top of dental unit water line compliance. And, they’re
quick and easy to use - simply insert a dip slide into your sample of input water, let the paddle briefly drain then place it in the clear tube provided and store for two days if incubated at 30°C, or three days if stored at room temperature. Repeat with
a sample of output water (for example from your 3-in-1 line). Any visible red spots that subsequently form on the slide indicate that there is contamination in the waterline.
“The problem of biofilm formation in dental unit water lines (DUWLs) has long been an issue in dentistry, and left untreated poses a significant threat of spreading
infection to both patients and staff members.”
If testing indicates bacteria counts are building, then purge cleaning should be carried out using a suitable CE marked biofilm remover such as Bioclear. Bioclear is a ready-to-use solution that requires no mixing. It has proven efficacy of removing
biofilm to enable waterlines to maintain water quality of <200 cfu/ml, in line with HTM 01-05 section 6.79 (subject to water quality). Bioclear is poured into the chair’s water bottle, drawn through so it fills the water lines and left for a minimum of 12
hours or over a weekend before being flushed through with fresh water until the water runs clear.
Two is better than one
Routine treatment is essential to reduce the formation of biofilm and keep bacterial counts in output water as low as possible. Bioclear Daily is the perfect partner to Bioclear. This easy-to-use disinfectant is designed for continuous use in DUWLs to
inhibit the formation of biofilm. This proven product, backed by robust technical evidence, works by keeping the amounts of planktonic bacteria in the waterline system at acceptable levels without interfering with everyday practice routine.
Laura Yates BSc CChem MRSC
Technical Manager at Dentisan