How do you maintain a waterline in a dental unit?

ProEdge recommends following the Three Steps to Safe Water to effectively maintain your dental unit waterlines. These steps include shocking with a strong product (like diluted bleach, or Liquid Ultra), using a daily treatment (straws or tablets), and testing your waterlines to verify they are clean and safe for patients (FLO, R2A, or QuickPass).   

The perfect protocol fuses both shocking and daily treatments together to help prevent and eliminate bacteria and create a safe environment for your patients. Undoubtedly, this is why daily treatments and shocking go hand in hand, and we strongly recommend utilizing both for an effective protocol. Where shocking and daily treatments protect your patients – waterline testing protects your practice and ensures your water is compliant with the CDC guidelines.  

If you are unfamiliar with how to create a protocol for your office, we encourage you to check out our guide on Dental Unit Waterline Maintenance where we outline more information about shocking, treating, and testing.