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Suction Line Management Essentials

Presented by Emeritus Professor Laurence J. Walsh AO

Date: Monday 22 November 

Time: 6:00pm AEDT

CPD: 0.5 CPD Credits


Essential to safe dental practice is the management of aerosols and dental suction system. This webinar discusses the tell-tale signs of a suction system that is not functioning properly and tips on how to resolve and manage these issues. The tool box covers everything to do with suction line from the type of tips (HVE), valves as well as cleaning protocol and products. Shared during this webinar is research into biofilm that develop in suction lines, including more recent studies since the COVID-19 pandemic.


Key Learning Objectives;

  • Importance of suction and aerosol reduction
  • Recent research on why suction is important in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Tackling mineral deposits and biofilm in suction lines
  • Getting optimal results from suction from attachments tips, cleaners