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Enhanced CPD Course

Maintaining Water Quality

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • An overview of the different sources of water and which ones are appropriate to select for use within the dental office.
  • Efficient monitoring and maintenance practices of dental water treatment lines, including proper disinfection and flushing techniques.
  • How to identify sources of cross-contamination of water sources in the clinic.
  • An overview of specific types of microbes and pathogens that pose an increased risk to dental water treatment lines.

Anticipated Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List six factors that promote biofilm formation.
  • Name three water friendly bacteria that pose dangers to the respiratory tract. Identify three sources of water line contamination.
  • Name two types of biocide treatment.
  • Name two types of biocide treatment.
Target Audience
  1. Practice Manager
  2. Trainee
  3. Dental Hygienist
  4. Dentist
  5. Orthodontic Therapist
  6. Dental Technician
  7. Dental Therapist
  8. Receptionist
  9. Clinical Dental Technician
  10. DCP
  11. Dental Nurse
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
Regulatory Standards
  1. SAFE
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Sharon Boyd

Verified Instructor


Amberton University, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Science, Human Relations and Business


Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX

Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX — Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


  • 2001 - Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


Rebecca Phillips

4th Apr 2020

Good update on maintaining DUWL, especially at the Covid 19 lockdown when dental surgeries have been closed down.

Jayne Powell

31st Mar 2020

great course, gives you more understanding of what goes on in the dental water lines.

Joanne Stanier

12th Jan 2020

Knowledge of current standards.

Matthew Kitchen

3rd Jun 2019

Good update
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