Simon Davies explores the potential water sources for dental practices and considers their efficacy
to help dental health care professionals achieve infection control ‘best practice’.
Simon Davies is the Managing Director of CleanCert, a company that specialises in developing water
purification and dental infection-control products, including Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filters.
Aims and objectives
The aim of this article is to explore the potential water sources for dental practices and consider
their efficacy to help dental health care professionals achieve infection control ‘best practice’.
On completing this Enhanced CPD article, the reader will:
1. Understand which types of water may be suitable for use in dental practice
2. Understand the differences between sterile, distilled, reverse osmosis and potable water
3. Understand the elements in dental practice that can affect the purity of source water and why the
removal of any contaminants is important
4. Understand how choosing the best possible RO system can help ensure the practice’s purified
water is continuously free of both organic and inorganic material contamination.
5. Understand the merits of a simple RO water purification system.