Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DentaPure Safe and *Easy* Dental Unit Water

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One of the things that dentistry deals with on a regular basis is the purification of water and waterlines in the dental operatory units.
This situation has changed dramatically in the last 10-15 years.  Early in the 2000's dental treatment units were simply connected to municipal waterlines.  However as concerns regarding "cleaner" water were voiced many offices (including mine) went to using self contained-water systems.
These self-contained systems were completely removed from municipal water supplies.  Instead, the dental unit water was supplied by a large bottle of water that was treated with sodium per carbonate, silver nitrate, and cationic surfactants.  These chemicals were supplied by dropping a tablet into the water bottle before connecting it to the dental unit.  The tablet would then dissolve and the chemistry would provide properly treated water.
That system works, but it is a hassle to add the tablets, staff has to *remember* to add the tablets, and there are 2 different bottle sizes required 2 different tablets.  It would be SO much easier to just put water in the bottles and go to work.
That little dream is now a possibility thanks to a company called DentaPure.  The company sells a small filter, developed by NASA, that goes inside the dental unit water bottle.  The water from the bottle passes through the filter before entering the dental unit, thus ensuring clean water through the entire system.
We've been using the DentaPure filters in our treatment areas for the past 2 months and have been very happy with the ease of installation and their performance.
Here is what the company has to say about their system:

DentaPure is Rocket Science for Water

DentaPure differentiates itself by providing advanced water treatment technology developed by NASA to ensure water consumed in space is free of bacteria, viruses and any other harmful organisms. The cartridge contains iodinated resin beads; the atomic isotopes of iodine are released as water passes through the resin matrix (elutes 2-4ppm of iodine). Isotopic iodine contains no proteins; there is no risk of allergic reaction. 


DentaPure takes the guesswork out of providing clean, safe dental water. Used according to labeling, DentaPure will meet all know microbiological water standards and recommendations.
Why trouble yourself with complicated protocols? DentaPure has eliminated the need to mix tablets
or chemicals, requires no daily, weekly or monthly protocols, and has no risk of leaving caustic cleaning chemicals in your waterlines. There is no need for shocking, monitoring or testing – we have done the testing for you. 

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