Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding the path to safe dental unit waterlines

Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on 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 we are producing in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our DUWLs. And just like the biofilm in the mouth, it can be stubborn to remove. How can you keep you and your patients safe? In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this course will turn you into a Waterline Warrior and motivate you to go back to the op and Crash the Biofilm Party!


• Describe the importance of clean dental unit waterlines

• Define the steps needed to "pass the test"--shock, test, treat, maintain

• Discuss products on the market that can make your job easier

  • Course Code: S6
  • Fee:Included In Registration
  • Time:1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Location:
  • CE Credit:2, Meets BODEX requirement for Infection Control
  • Audience:
    Dentist Dental Hygienist Dental Assistant Business/Office Team Lab Tech
  • Seating Taken:
Speaker: Amanda Hill

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC, is an enthusiastic speaker, innovative consultant, and award-winning author. A sought-after thought leader contributing invaluable and inspiring insights into the current trends in dentistry. She brings over 25 years of clinical dental hygiene and now enthusiastically educates the dental industry. Amanda has authored over one hundred articles and had the most-read article of 2020 in Dr. Bicuspid. Recipient of the Association for Dental Safety’s Emerging Infection Control Leader award, she is affectionately known as the Waterline Warrior. An active participant with the advisory board for RDH magazine, Dentistry IQ, and the ADS’s Infection Control In Practice Editorial Review Board and membership committee, Amanda strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun!

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Pro Edge Dental Water Labs, Air Techniques