Sterisil Water Purification A Cost-Effective and Easy Solution

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 10/07/2011
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Sterisil Water Purification A Cost-Effective and Easy Solution

Patient and staff protection from infectious disease is an essential part of our everyday dental practice. We routinely use disposable needles, gloves, masks, gowns, eye protection, patient bibs, autoclaves, and sterilizing equipment as part of the accepted standard of care for everyday practice. What about the water used in cooling high-speed handpieces, ultrasonic scaling, or rinsing oral tissues that enters your patient?s oral cavity or is aerosolized during dental procedures? Something so simple, yet so important, can be overlooked because we focus on so many things to ensure a safe practice environment for our staff and most importantly our patients.

Only Sterisil is FDA-cleared and EPAregistered for appropriate disinfection of DUW by providing quality dental output water (~10 CFU/mL), well below the acceptable limits (500 CFU/mL) for potable water recognized by the ADA, CDC, and the EPA. It is important to realize that DUW water, if untreated, can obtain very high bacterial densities approaching 1,000,000 CFU/mL. Sterisil is a reliable, cost and time effective solution for decreasing bacteria in DUW.

Below CDC and ADA Guidelines

The Sterisil System is engineered to use municipal tap water, purify it, and then output autoclave, dental treatment water, and office drinking water. The Sterisil System not only meets CDC and ADA guidelines (<500 CFU/mL), but produces DUW water (~10 CFU/mL) that is well below the public health standard. It continuously purifies and disinfects source water using ultraviolet (UV) light irradiation.

The system uses 7 stages of purification treatment with ANSI/NSF Standards 42 (taste and odor), carbon block filters, 58 (reverse osmosis) components to produce ultra-pure water, and 55-Class B UV irradiation disinfection of protozoan parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium through hyperfiltration. The system eradicates many microorganisms such as species of Pseudomonas, Streptococcus, Legionella, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis through the UV irradiation. The system removes 99% of more than 34 inorganic contaminates such as arsenic, lead, mercury, and chromium. The silver-impregnated resin produces DUW water that is safe and nontoxic to staff, patients, and the environment.

All-In-One Unit

The Sterisil System exceeds CDC, EPA, and ADA compliance. It eliminates the time-consuming practice of office personnel adding tablets for daily dental water disinfection. In addition, there is no odor, no taste, and it is nontoxic to patients and staff. Sterisil does not corrode expensive high-speed handpieces or compromise operational longevity. We have found maintenance of the Sterisil System to be easy. In fact, it is the only purification system that has fully automated audible and visual monitoring and requires only a few minutes per year for simple cartridge replacement.

Perfect Solution for Any Office

The Sterisil System is designed for new construction, remodels, or for simple retrofi ts into an existing offi ce. It can be mounted to the wall or a sink cabinet with a sliding unit for easy access. Because it is a point-of-entry water purification system it can easily connect with the municipal water supply. Based on your needs, Sterisil can be installed for fi lling bottles or to a direct water supply plumbed to dental units. Sterisil is at the vanguard of optimal water disinfection development for dental use.