Hu-Friedy, the global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, today announced the release of the Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter, the company’s newest innovation that will help dental practices continuously deliver clean water to patients.
“Dental unit waterlines are known as notorious breeding grounds for bacteria, which can form into huge, persistent colonies of sticky biofilm. But traditionally, waterline filters can be tricky to install, burdensome to maintain, and inconvenient to change,” said Jennifer Naylor, Executive Vice President at Hu-Friedy. “We set out to create a product that will help keep waterlines clean while requiring minimal effort from staff.”
The Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter is registered by the EPA in all 50 states as a microbial agent for use in dental unit waterlines attached to dynamic dental instruments. It successfully reduces contamination and odor-causing bacteria to 200 CFU/mL or less — a standard that far exceeds the CDC recommended level of 500 CFU/mL. Moreover, the filter provides ongoing, consistent, and accurate dosing to inhibit microbial contamination for up to a year.
In addition to longevity, the waterline filter offers maximum convenience. The ready-to-use cartridge can be installed in five minutes and requires no daily, weekly, or monthly maintenance. Its universal design is the first of its kind to be suitable for both municipal waterlines and independent water reservoirs. Because the filter is non-corrosive and does not contain silver or other hazardous materials, disposal is quick and easy.
The Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter is the latest addition to Hu-Friedy’s family of waterline solutions, which includes VistaTab™ for periodic cleaning, the VistaClean™ daily irrigant for protecting waterlines from deposits and scale, and Team Vista™ which provides the complete system.
To learn more about the Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter, including how to order, dental professionals should contact their Hu-Friedy representative or visit www.hu-friedy.com/dental-waterline-cleaner.
Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's skill. Its products, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. Headquartered in Chicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 80 countries and the company maintains offices in Germany, Italy, China and Japan.