Sterisil Brings New Look and Format to Citrisil Waterline Tablets

Sterisil Brings New Look and Format to Citrisil Waterline Tablets
Posted: February 27, 2019
Edited by Dentaltown staff

PALMER LAKE, Colo.—Sterisil has relaunched its Citrisil dental waterline microbial control tablet with a new look and a new format. With potential changes coming to minimum infection control standards in California and Washington, the company says the rebranding highlights the dental profession’s desire for easy-to-implement dental waterline treatment solutions. 

According to the American Dental Association, “Dental unit waterlines have been shown to harbor, in significant numbers, a wide variety of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and protozoans” and that “dental unit waterlines must be maintained regularly to deliver water of an optimal microbiologic quality.”

Most recently, proposed legislation in California (AB-1277 and SB-1491) and Washington (WAC 246-817-660) has prompted further examination of the minimum standards for infection control with a focus on waterline maintenance and compliance. This willingness to adopt tighter restrictions comes on the heels of two recent Mycobacterium outbreaks linked to contaminated dental unit coolants used in pulpotomy procedures of two separate pediatric dental clinics.

“Waterline treatment has been standard of care in dentistry for some time now. The notion that the dental operatory is anything less than a medical environment is absurd. Coolants used during dental procedures should, at minimum, meet the CDC recommended drinking water standard of <500 CFU/ml for HPC purity. Given the low cost and proven effectiveness of products like Citrisil, practices have no excuse as to why their treatment water cannot meet the conventional drinking water standard. With that said, many practices that may not have been treating their dental units will likely be scrambling for an effective solution that is easy to implement. The relaunching of Citrisil is part of Sterisil’s continued effort to offer affordable and effective waterline treatment solutions to dental health practitioners," said Sterisil marketing assistant Jerod Mendolia. 

Citrisil’s rebranding features an updated look and a more practical tablet quantity. Maintenance boxes will now include two orange shock tablets, and 48 maintenance tablets. They are available in 1 liter and 2 liter formulations for both white and blue tablets.

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