When was the last time you addressed dental waterline maintenance at your office? Are you aware of the increased challenges that many dental offices are facing when it comes to waterline maintenance? On this episode, you’ll hear from Mike Rust and Monica Boldt from ProEdge Dental Water Labs.
ProEdge serves dedicated dental professionals by offering assurance with highly trusted waterline testing, expert consultation, and product solutions for your dental practice. They’ve been testing dental water for over fifteen years with over 160,000 tests, but more importantly, their dental water experts have helped thousands of practices achieve safe water.
In our conversation, Mike and Monica talk about why testing water lines are so important, how R2A helps make water safe, what causes biofilm to grow, upcoming changes to state regulations, how to order a waterline test, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this helpful and informative episode!
Why dental waterline maintenance is so important.
Everyone gets why water testing our drinking water is so important, but if that water is treated and tested regularly, why do we need additional dental waterline maintenance? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), safe water should contain less than 500 Colony Forming Units (CFU) per milliliter. Unfortunately, on average three out of ten dental waterlines tested have over 500 CFUs per milliliter. Dental offices that want to stay ahead of the curve need to make sure that they have a plan in place that will keep their patients safe.
Stay ahead of the curve and keep your patients safe!
Even for those dental offices that put a plan in place, dangers still lurk in the water. The team at ProEdge has identified two reasons that lead to failed waterline tests.
- Not all products are easily implemented
- Some products are not as effective as advertised
Is your plan fool-proof? Could you be missing critical factors that will leave your practice open to liability? ProEdge has over fifteen years in the dental waterline maintenance industry, and they’ve completed over 165,000 waterline tests. To learn more about the amazing solutions they’ve created for dental offices like yours, make sure to check out the link to their website located in the resources section at the end of this post.
What to expect when you get your waterline tested.
If you are ready to update your dental waterline maintenance program or put a plan on paper for the first time, you’ve come to the right place! On this episode, Mike Rust and Monica Boldt explain what dental offices like yours can expect when you decide to get your waterline tested. When you order ProEdge’s standard kit, you’ll receive one mailer kit, lab service, and one sample vial. Once you have the kit, you’ll proceed to collect water samples from each dental unit in separate test vials and place it in the provided mailer; the samples are then received and processed immediately. Once the testing has been completed, a full test results report is faxed or emailed to you after the samples are processed (7 Days). For a full breakdown on the waterline testing process and more details on this subject, make sure to listen to this episode!
Outline of This Episode
- [0:22] I introduce my guests, Mike Rust and Monica Boldt.
- [2:20] Mike talks about testing water lines.
- [6:45] How does R2A work?
- [9:45] What is biofilm and how does it impact our drinking water?
- [14:00] Why it is important to take care of your water sources.
- [19:30] Washington and California will soon have regulations regarding water testing.
- [23:00] How to order a water test and what to expect.
- [27:15] Closing thoughts.
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