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2020 Dental Infection Control Boot Camp

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2020 OSAP Annual Conference

2017 Annual Conf DUWL Update

 OSAP 2017 Annual Conference - The Safest Dental Visit™ Make It Happen!

TITLE    Dental Unit Waterline Update – Panel Discussion



Recent outbreaks of Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (Mycobacterium abscessus) due to contaminated water have occurred in both Atlanta in 2015 and Anaheim California in 2016. In each incident, pre-school and school-aged children were infected and experienced facial swelling, cervical lymphadenopathy, osteomyelitis, oral lesions and pulmonary nodules. This facilitated discussion will discuss the outbreaks, review guidelines and policies for dental unit waterline maintenance, and discuss lessons learned to prevent future waterborne bacteria transmission incidents. 




 Matthew Arduino MS, DrPH, FSHEA

 Carol Smith RDH, MSHA

 Matt Zahn MD




After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of the recent Mycobacterium abscessus outbreaks including surveillance, case reporting and investigation of these illnesses

  • Identify the course of illness, clinical manifestations, treatment and outcome of M. abscessus infection.

  • Describe guidelines, protocols and updates for dental unit waterline maintenance

  • Discuss lessons learned from the recent M. abscessus outbreak and how they apply to best practices for DUWL maintenance. 




 Dr. Matthew Arduino Presentation

 Ms. Carol Smith Presentation

 Dr. Matt Zahn Presentation

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