Technology Developed for Space, Now Available on Earth

Managing the maintenance and compliance protocols for dental unit waterlines can be confusing, time consuming and costly … OR NOT!

Many offices treat their waterlines with daily tablets; however, these protocols leave room for human error and in some cases, leave caustic chemicals behind in the waterlines that can damage dental equipment. The biofilm microflora could lead to colds, pneumonia, occupational asthma, and in some reported cases, Legionnaires’ disease. Dental practices need a solution that eliminates the hassle of complicated protocols and provides one simple-to-install solution that can safely and effectively treat waterlines for an entire year. While Patterson Dental offers multiple options for waterline treatment products that keep offices and their DUWL compliant, Crosstex’s DentaPure offers a reliable, cost effective solution to treat dental unit waterlines for an entire year.

DentaPure - Handpiece Biofilm

DentaPure - Biofilm from bottle waterline

DentaPure - biofilm

So exactly how does it work?

DentaPure’s technology was developed for NASA to ensure water consumed in space is free of bacteria, viruses and any other harmful organisms. The single cartridge, available for municipal and bottle systems, is a complete system that is easily installed on any dental unit. The protocol is simple: no tablets, no shocking and no distilled water; simply install the cartridge to the unit’s existing water bottle pickup tube in minutes!

Is it safe for patients? Safe for the environment?

DentaPure is safe for both patients and the environment as the cartridge is free of hazardous chemicals. Non-allergenic iodine proteins treat dental unit waterlines from the first day of installation for the life of the cartridge, reducing harmful bacteria exposure to patients. Once the cartridge is depleted, simply remove the cartridge and dispose of in the regular trash and replace with a new one … and yes, Crosstex DentaPure will remind you when it is time to replace your cartridge!

Why is DentaPure different?

  • Iodinated resin-bead technology developed for space – it is rocket science!
  • Simple and easy to install
  • No complicated, costly protocols
  • Effective, reliable and safe to use
  • EPA registered as an antimicrobial – meets and exceeds state and federal water quality standards for dental unit waterlines

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