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Hu-Friedy launches Waterline Filter

Sept. 11, 2018
Hu-Friedy's new Waterline Filter is designed to reduce contamination and odor-causing bacteria to 200 CFU/mL or less, a standard exceeding the CDC-recommended level of 500 CFU/mL. The Waterline Filter is also suitable for use with municipal waterlines as well as independent water reservoirs.

Hu-Friedy has announced the releaseof the Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter, created to 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 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 convenience. The ready-to-use cartridge can be installed in five minutes and requires no daily, weekly, or monthly maintenance. Its universal design is suitable for both municipal waterlines and independent water reservoirs. Because the filter is noncorrosive 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 the VistaTab for periodic cleaning, the VistaClean daily irrigant for protecting waterlines from deposits and scale, and Team Vista, which provides the complete system.

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