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Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding Dental Unit Waterline Safety

Learn the why, the how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this on-demand webinar course will give you the information to keep your patients and dental team members safe.


Course Overview

CE Credits
Months Access
Hours to Complete
Post-Course Assessment Questions

Dental unit waterlines are in the news and on OSHA inspection checklists. But the process of testing and treating waterlines is often misunderstood or even forgotten about. Science shows us that many of the aerosols in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our dental unit waterlines. Just like the biofilm in the mouth, biofilm in waterlines can be stubborn to remove.

How can you keep your patients and dental team members safe? Learn the why, the how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this webinar-based course will turn you into a waterline warrior and motivate you to go back to the operatory and crash the biofilm party!

This on-demand webinar allows you to learn about dental unit waterlines at your own pace and on your own schedule during your six-month access period.

Course Credentials

March 2023
Next Review:
March 2026

Course Compatibility

Desktop, laptop and tablet

AGD Code

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of clean dental unit waterlines
  • Implement the steps needed to “pass the test” and shock, test, treat, and maintain dental unit waterlines
  • Identify the dental unit waterline products on the market that can make dental unit waterline compliance easier

Subject Matter Experts

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, is a speaker, consultant, author, and thought leader with over 25 years of experience in clinical dental hygiene and five years of educating the dental industry. Ms. Hill is a recipient of OSAP’s Emerging Infection Control Leader Award, a member of the Cellerant executive consulting team, and an active participant with the advisory board for RDH Magazine, Dentistry IQ, and OSAP’s Infection Control in Practice Editorial Review Board and membership committee. She strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun. Ms. Hill has disclosed financial interest as a consultant from the following organizations: ProEdge Dental Water Labs, DentalPost, Perio Protect, and Young Innovations.


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The DALE Foundation is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 9/1/2021 to 8/31/2024. Provider ID# 355127