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CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR PATIENTS, YOUR TEAM AND YOU

Good intentions aside. Legionella pneumonia. . studies have shown that the colony count found in an average dental water supply is in the hundred's of thousands! These bacteria include TB. E. you care about your staff and your patients. Coli. BACTERIAL RISKS The environment found in DUWLs encourages growth of biofilm and bacteria. many dentists do not realize that the water used through the dental unit water line (DUWL) in their office is not even considered safe for drinking under the EPA Safe Water Act.CLINICAL RISKS Like every conscientious dentist. Salmonella. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa1. You do everything you can to keep your instruments sterile and the working environment safe.. Although the EPA standard for drinking water allows 500 colony forming units of bacteria per ml (cfu/ml) of water. Klebsiella pneumoniae. Staphylococcus spp. Moraxella spp.

MV Martin. Microbial Biofilm Formation and Contamination of Dental-Unit Water Systems in General Practice. Additionally. JT Walker.ACCOMPANYING RISKS Because of the bacteria in your dental unit water lines. AND YOUR PATIENTS. YOUR STAFF. an abnormal type of nasal flora found in dental personnel has been linked to exposure to contaminated water lines1. 1. PD Marsh (Published in Applied & Environmental Microbiology August 2000 p. we can virtually guarantee bacteria are present in the aerosol generated by your dental unit devices. DJ Bradshaw. Dr C Pankhurst. colonizing in your body or on countertop and equipment surfaces. MR Fulford. Dr R Woods. RESISTANT TO MOST “DISINFECTANTS” AND CAN HAVE OVER 100 TIMES THE 500 CFU/ML BACTERIA COUNT LIMIT MANDATED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR DRINKING WATER. This means they are probably living elsewhere. AM Bennett. THE TRANSMISSION OF PATHOGENS TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS OCCURS PRIMARILY THROUGH THE INHALATION OF INFECTIOUS AEROSOLS FROM DENTAL UNIT WATER LINES. Your practice is at risk should a patient or a member of your dental staff fall ill due to contamination in the workplace. MEANING THEY ARE ALSO CONTAMINATING YOU. BIOFILM CONTINUALLY CONTAMINATE THE DUWLS. . Prof N Johnson (International Dental Journal (1998) 48:359-368) DUWL BIOFILMS ARE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE. Studies show that dental teams suffer more respiratory infections than their medical colleagues or the general public. 3363-3367) Microbial Contamination of Dental Unit Waterlines: The Scientific Argument.

hard surface disinfectant with an effectiveness that rivals even the most aggressive (and toxic) disinfectant. The super-oxidized solution takes colony forming units from thousands to virtually zero.INTRODUCING STERILOX HELPING TO ELIMINATE RISK Sterilox is a safe. the solution can be used in its concentrated form as a non-hazardous. Sterilox can safely be used for your dental impressions. fast-acting. In addition. The Sterilox generator produces hypochlorous acid by means of electrolysis through a proprietary electrochemical cell – on-site and on demand. And in a 10% solution. The unique patented technology of the Sterilox generator is an innovative electrolytic treatment system. effective broad spectrum biocide for decontamination of dental unit water lines in a closed bottle system. It produces a safe. effective system that goes beyond the ADA and CDC recommended guidelines. breaking the chain of cross contamination! .

STERILOX ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL STERILOX CONCENTRATE MINIMAL SPACE IS REQUIRED FOR THE 12. . Sterilox Electrolyte Solution THE STERILOX CONCENTRATE IS EASILY DISPENSED INTO A COLLECTING CONTAINER WITH A TOUCH OF A PANEL BUTTON.GALLON BOTTLE OF THE ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION WILL SUPPLY DISINFECTANT FOR ABOUT 175-250 DENTAL UNIT BOTTLES. BAG AND SEAL. IMMERSE AND SOAK IMPRESSIONS FOR 10 MINUTES AND RINSE. IMPRESSION DECONTAMINATION DILUTE THE STERILOX CONCENTRATE IN WATER. REPLACE THE BOTTLE AND CONTINUE TO WORK AS USUAL WITH SAFE STERILOX WATER.7” X 8.11” X 15” STERILOX UNIT FOOTPRINT. DILUTE TO 10% SOLUTION EG: 100ML STERILOX SOLUTION TO ONE LITER OF WATER. ONE 1 .

• Sterilox solution can be produced at much lower and safe concentrations than bleach and still be an effective disinfectant. eliminating the need to use toxic chemicals detrimental to both the dental unit and users. Chlorine (CI2) Chlorine Species Curve Sterilox has 85-98% hypochlorous acid % pH Sterilox (Hypochlorous Acid HOCl) Hypochlorite (Bleach OCl-) . • Sterilox solution has approximately 85-98% hypochlorous acid. • Tests prove Sterilox solution is safe to use. • Sterilox solution has the highest biocidal efficacy in the 5 -6. non-irritating.5 pH range. non-staining. • The main active ingredient in Sterilox solution is hypochlorous acid at a concentration of 200ppm of available free chlorine. • Hypochlorous acid has been reported to be many times more effective than hypochlorite (bleach) as a biocide.THE STERILOX SOLUTION Sterilox solution is a safe non-toxic broad spectrum biocide. non-sensitizing. non-mutogenic and requires no special disposal precautions. non-toxic.

SP4 0JG. Porton Down. Salisbury.S. JB Selkon. MR Fulford.198(6):353-354 Parts of this generator and the proper operation covered by one or more claims in the U. JR Babb and R Morris. London. Salisbury. Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of new super oxidised water Sterilox for the disinfection of endoscopes.347. (Abstract) J Dent Res 84 (Spec Iss A): 1033.niger spores Candida albicans Enterococcus faecalis Escherichia coli HIV Legionella pneumophila MR Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Mycobacterium avium intracellulare* Mycobacterium chelonae* Mycobacterium Tuberculosis* Poliovirus Pseudomonas aeruginosa Hypochlorous acid . Department of Clinical Sciences. Sydney. CAMR. Australia. NW Johnson.S. University of Liverpool.3363-3367) 09. CA Forde. Leeds LS2 9LU. Patent 6. Z Lin.03 (Before) 30. Town Street.06. MV Martin and PD Marsh CAMR Porton Down. . BR Dent J 2005 Mar.a new potential for dentistry 30 sec 5 min 5 min 5 min 30 sec 30 sec 5 min 5 min 30 sec 5 min 5 min 5 min 5 min 5 min MV Martin Department of Clinical Dental Sciences. NS Arora. J Hoop Inf (1999) 41:59-70 TYPICAL DIP SLIDE TESTS Microbial Biofilm Formation and Contamination of Dental-Unit Water Systems in General Dental Practice JT Walker. subtillis var.06. London. Patent 6. Shepton Mallet BA45 BE. SS Lee. Dental Practice. by patents including U. SP4 0JG. RG Woods.03 (After) To Examine The Efficacy of Biocides in the Inactivation and Removal of Biofilm in Dental Unit Water Lines JT Walker.214 and U.S. Y Li. Liverpool L69 3BX and Leeds Dental Institute. University of Liverpool. DJ Bradshaw. UK. (Published in Applied & Environmental Microbiology August 2000 p. Biodet.11. UK (FDI Commission approved and first published in the International Dental Journal (1998) 48:359-368) Sterilox Organism Adenovirus Aspergillus niger B.528. MA Gallagher. Liverpool L69 3BX (Published in Dentistry 20.03) Sterilox for controlling CFU and Reducing Biofilms in DUWLs W Zhang. President of the Internat. Soc. 2005 An investigation of the efficacy of super-oxidised (Optident/Sterilox) water for the disinfection of dental unit water lines MV Martin. UK. Br Dent J 1987 of water sample from Dental Unit Water Line Results are shown 20 days after treatment to illustrate continued maintenance of disinfection of water line when using Sterilox protocols.632. O Onyango. CM Carino. UK Causes and Prevention of Microbial Contamination of Dental Unit Water CL Pankhurst.Useful References The significance of the bacterial Contamination of Dental Unit Water Systems MV Martin. AM Bennett.

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