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Safely Maintaining Your Dental Unit Water and Suction Lines
Safely Maintaining Your Dental Unit Water and Suction Lines

SAVE MONEY AND BUNDLE! This course is also offered for a discounted rate as part of a 4-course bundle. Look for the “ADHA22 Improving Your Practice Workshop Bundle 1” in the course catalog to register.

Speakers: Amanda Hill, BSDH

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: There are lines coming in and out of our operatories, but do we understand how to care for them for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and safety? Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news, on OSHA inspection checklists, and in an ongoing trial in Anaheim, California. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we are producing come directly from the DUWLs. Our suction lines are getting a workout like never before, helping us to control the aerosols to keep us safe. In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how and what of dental water and suction lines. This session will turn you into a Line Leader, where you can head back into your op and Know Your Lines! *Note: This course offers a closed-captioned option as well as auto-translated subtitles in 10 languages.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of clean dental unit waterlines.
  • Appreciate the vital role that dental hygienists play in helping patients achieve that preferred level of oral health.
  • Define the steps needed to “pass the waterline test” – shock, test, treat, maintain.
  • Explain the science of good suction and recognize how to improve it.

CE Credit Hours: 1.5

Original Date of Session: June 25, 2022

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2022–Dec. 31, 2022). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Discounted member price: 35.00
You could save: 46.2%