CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Aug 2, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Union Dental Holdings, Inc. announced today the filing of a patent (Patent Pending #13/548,128) for an ozone purified water disinfector to be used in dental operatories. The filing was done on behalf of a newly formed Joint Venture between Union Dental and Drinkable Air.
The Abstract of the patent filing reads: "The present invention generally relates to a water disinfectant system for use in dental operatory settings. In particular, a dental water disinfector is described, wherein the dental water disinfectant is configured to remove viable bacteria from the water currently used during dental procedures. In preferred embodiments of the present invention, the dental water disinfector is utilized to eliminate viable pathogenic bacteria present in water supplies utilized by dental drills and irrigation devices."
The product was developed by UDHI's Dr. George Green and Drinkable Air. The Joint Venture anticipates that the already field tested prototype will be converted to the size and form of the working production model by October 1, 2012. CAD drawings and 3D models are currently being developed so the molds can be submitted to the suppliers.
The filing for this patent comes amidst a multitude of troubling and sometimes tragic cases related to bacteria contaminated water within the dental office. On April 4, 2012, OSHA For Dentistry published an article written by Kerry Martin entitled "Recent Death from Contaminated Dental Waterlines Demonstrates Life & Death Importance of Monitoring Water Quality" which stated: "The dental community is on a high alert after an 82 year old Italian woman died in February due to complications related to Legionnaires' disease -- a life threatening type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria -- which she acquired while receiving dental care."
Dr. Green, UDHI President and CEO, commented, "The problem of bacteria contaminated water lines in the dental office has been common knowledge for a very long time without a solution. People have tried water from various sources trying to get a better result but the problem is not just the water but with the dental lines designed to carry it to the patient. This invention sterilizes the water in a minimal time (20-30 seconds) and does not involve boiling, or adding chemicals such as chlorine to the water. The process yields the purist water possible with no aftertaste delivered to the patient. The product leaves the dental lines rid of any live bacteria capable of causing disease. It is my intention to approach legislators across America to make this product's use mandated in all dental offices."
Union Dental Holdings manages a 22 operatory full service dental practice in Coral Springs, Florida. It is the exclusive supplier of Drinkable Air's patented ozone atmospheric water generators for the US dental industry and is a leading innovator for bringing bacteria free water into the dental operatory settings. Union Dental operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, Direct Dental Services and Union Dental Corp. Direct Dental Services provides dentists with "areas of exclusivity" to participate with various unions including the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) and The Association of Flight Attendants - Communications Workers of America (AFA-CWA). Direct Dental Services receives annual management fees from the dentists in exchange for practicing in these "areas of exclusivity" where CWA and IBEW members use the dentists' services.
About Drinkable-Air, Inc.
Drinkable Air, Inc. (a Florida corporation) ("DA" or "The Company") offers to the U.S. and international markets atmospheric water generators ("AWG") which will enable people to enjoy pure, 99.9% clean water. The water supply is obtained from the humidity in the air and condensed, processed and purified through a patented process. Drinkable Air's Chameleon line of AWG's is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to the world's ever-growing need for pure, clean drinking water. The Chameleon line consists of twelve models which are described in detail in the business plan. For the first 3 years, the Company will focus on selling six models, i.e. Chameleon 8, 60, AC-60, 600, AC-600 and 1200. The Company's new home/office model is revolutionary in design and unlike other machines currently in the market. Superior air flow design combined with a larger surface area at the evaporator coil; produce more water than any other AWG of comparable size. The Company's proprietary EnviroGuard System , the foundation for this new product, eliminates bacteria and purifies the water with an ozone process which oxygenates the water. This process keeps the water pure, fresh and great tasting at all times.
Energy Edge Technologies is a public holding company that currently owns and manages two subsidiaries and a partnership. The Company recently completed a stock purchase agreement with Dutchess Private Equity Fund to acquire Dutchess' entire position in Union Dental Holdings.
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SOURCE: Union Dental Holdings, Inc.