Table 1 CDA Guidelines On Dental Unit Waterline Maintenance

Dentists are encouraged to take steps to reduce any potential risk of dental unit waterline microorganisms causing infection through the following waterline maintenance procedures:

1 Barbeau, J., Tanguay, R., Faucher, E. et al. Multiparametric analysis of waterline contamination in Dental Units. Appl Envrion Microbiol. 62:3954-3959, 1996

2 Whitehouse R.L.S., Peters, E., Lizotte, J. et al. Influence of biofilms on microbial contamination in dental unit water. J Dent. 19:290-295, 1991

Approved by Resolution 97.72
CDA Board of Governors
September, 1997