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Jump In … The Water’s CLEAN!

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jump In … The Water’s CLEAN!

Course Instructor:  Leann Keefer, RDH, BS, MSM

 Crosstex International  Director, Education & Professional Relations  With over 20 years of academic and directorial experience, Leann Keefer has gained a reputation as a trailblazer and international speaker in the arena of infection prevention.  In her role as Director of Clinical Services and Education for Crosstex International, Ms. Keefer proactively identifies trends in the fields of healthcare and infection prevention, developing and implementing the company’s long-term strategies relating to education and professional relations.  Leann received her degree in Dental Hygiene as well as her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University; she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Leann was appointed to the OSAP Association Board of Directors in 2012 and serves on various foundation and publication boards in the USA and Canada; she was a site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Most recently, Leann was honored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene as one of the 6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know in 2017.

Clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining effective infection control protocols. Challenges of basic equipment design and tubing contribute to the development of biofilm in dental unit waterlines. Discussion will include compliance with current guidelines related to microbiological water standards and protocol recommendations for best treatment of DUWL protocols to ensure patient and clinician safety. Selecting the appropriate face mask is a key component to minimize the spread of potentially infectious diseases.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this CE activity, the participants will be able to              

  • Describe the causes of biofilm contamination of DUWLs
  • List the microorganisms found in DUWL output water and how they relate to potential transmission
  • Recognize the exposure risks of aerosols and splatter; describe the three ASTM F2100-11 mask levels of performance
  • Review the significant clinical studies related to DUWL
  • Discuss various treatments and monitoring to achieve dental unit waterline quality that will meet CDC/ADA recommendations

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Course Length: 2 hours



April 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr.
Ottawa, ON ON K1H 7X7 Canada
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