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Simon Davies, MD of CleanCert, considers the role of water in infection control procedures in your dental practice, as well as looking at ‘point of use’ (POU) processing options, when potable (tap) water is appropriate for use, when it is not and why, and what can be done to bring water up to the standards required.

This course is equivalent to one hour of Enhanced CPD. To answer the questions and obtain a certificate, please complete the course and take the quiz at the end. Providing you complete the course and the answers are correct, you will gain access to the certificate claiming procedure. Once completed, your certificate will be issued within 7 days and sent to the email address you provided. 

CPD Learning outcomes
B, C
Aims and objectives
The aim of this article is to consider the importance of the water supply in the dental practice, looking at its sources, when potable water is appropriate for use, when it is not and why, and what can be done to bring water up to the standards required.
On completing this CPD article, the reader will:
1. Understand how rain and ground water are processed in the UK to make it safe to drink
2. Understand the limitations of its use in a healthcare setting
3. Understand the requirements regarding colony forming units (CFUs) and dental unit water lines (DUWLs)
4. Understand where water for dental unit water lines should be sourced from and how it can be processed.
To provide feedback on this article, please contact cpdfeedback@cleancert.co.uk.

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