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Infection Control: Maintaining and Monitoring Dental Unit Waterlines (AGD 148)

Presenter: Angie Michlig


This webinar is APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CE CREDIT and is designed for the dental office staff to provide an overview of dental unit water line management and how to maintain them for optimal practice.


Angie Michlig is the Manager of Clinical Programs at Midwest Dental, a Dental Support Organization supporting over 240 practices in 17 states. She also serves as the Committee Chair on Midwest Dental’s Safety Committee. In her roles, Angie manages the organization’s OSHA, infection control, and continuing education programs. In the areas of OSHA and infection control, she works with a team to develop and implement policies, procedures, and training programs to assist the dental teams they support in creating a culture of safety and compliance.

Angie has presented continuing education programs at the Indiana Dental Hygienists Association and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention annual sessions.  Her programs include policy and procedure development and creating compliance in the multi-site environment.

Midwest Dental holds AGD PACE provider status and offers a robust continuing education calendar.  Angie manages the aspects of the organization’s continuing education department including AGD PACE requirements, vetting/scouting of speakers, program calendar development, speaker prep, monthly webinar moderating and distribution of CE verifications.

Angie is a member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and the American Dental Assistants Association where she sits on the Council on Education and Professional Development.


After participating in this program, dental professionals should be able to:

1.  Discuss biofilm development in dental unit waterlines.
2.  Review diseases transmitted from dental units.
3.  Describe dental unit waterline treatment and monitoring guidelines.
4.  Summarize guidelines for sterile coolants and irrigants.


The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dentistry. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the ADAA does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or technique.

The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.

Credits earned upon completion of this course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.

This course has been produced in part by a grant from the Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF).


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