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Leading dental practices incorporate cutting-edge IWC Innovations solutions that prevent NTM bacteria from invading everyday irrigation and dental tools
INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IWC Innovations, a leading provider of innovative, commercial water safety resource solutions, today announced the launch of its Risk Prevention and Alert System for dental clinics. The Risk Prevention and Alert System informs dental practices when there is a danger or presence of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) that may live and thrive in dental tools and water systems, and prevents it through highly specialized filters. The safety system assists dental practices that are required to monitor equipment used for a variety of applications and, if not continuously checked, can harbor deadly NTM.
According to President and ASSE-certified water safety specialist Brian Waymire, “For example, dental units push water to hand pieces through a complex network of tubes that cool high-speed rotating instruments used to treat teeth during dental treatments. Water is used to irrigate the operating field or provide water for mouth rinsing before, during and after dental operations. Imagine how easy it would be to spread waterborne diseases if the water is not filtered and tested?”
For a dental practice to function, a complex network of dental waterlines support the various treatments performed by dentists and hygienists. The structure providing water consists of a variety of small valves and connected, plastic piping. Water flows through these units at various speeds – faster in the center of the units and slower toward the walls until it reaches zero in contact with them.
The water speed phenomenon could end up putting dental equipment, and thus patients and staff, at risk due to the issue of water stagnation standstill. Water can sit in tubes overnight, on the weekends and during vacation periods.
Added Waymire, “This is the disastrous recipe that can create the unfortunate, perfect situation of forming biofilm and nontuberculous mycobacteria, as well as encouraging the proliferation of other pathogenic bacteria, including Legionella and pseudomonas that contaminate water sources and the pipes that send that water to patients. Comprehensive testing of the water, as well as utilizing highly specialized filters for each water source, are two key components to the risk prevention and alert system. The guidelines are designed for maximum safety by the experts at IWC Innovations.”
For more information, visit iwcinnovations.com.
About IWC Innovations
IWC Innovations is a leader in the water safety industry and one of only a few companies that offers a full range of water safety services, including all facets of water treatment and the most comprehensive and cutting-edge approach to bacteria prevention, detection and solutions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, IWC Innovation’s team consists of highly skilled water specialists boasting some of the top expertise in the country. They deliver water management plan programs, routine water testing, remediations and sanitizations, turnkey water treatment programs, maximum waterborne disease prevention and risk mitigation and water safety programs that cover the gamut of all the complexities in any facility water system. IWC solves complex water issues and is positioned in an industry that has not provided much innovation. IWC has changed this, and facilities nationwide look to IWC Innovations to keep water and water systems safe.