Preventing Biofilm and Bacteria in Dental Operatory Tubing

By: Greg Steiner

ECOsmarte’s natural oxygen and ionic copper system has prevented the formation of biofilms and bacteria in dental operating tubage successfully since 2006.

“The ECOsmarte system can be configured with all forms of conventional water treatment at the point of entry, with or without a conventional water softener and regardless of whether the source water is municipally chlorinated or a conventional well.

Both of ECOsmarte’s Minneapolis based dental offices have approximately 400ppm calcium, .3ppm iron and use a 2 cube GAC filter with a one inch valve. One site uses a 48,000 grain softener (Brite Smiles) and the other uses the ECOsmarte electronics for bicarbonate calcium control (Steiner Dental).

“The potential for dangerous biofilm microbes has been noted by federal regulatory agencies including OSHA and is noted periodically in industry trade periodicals.”

“ECOsmarte furnishes a Millipore bacteria test kit along with a simple five drop Lamotte EC test kit, with testing assigned to the employee who sterilizes the instruments. The concept is simple. We simply pretend the dental office is an Apollo Lunar Module when NASA used ionization on three week missions to the moon.’ They used the ionization because it was more effective on single cell microbes than chlo- rine, had a safe and stable residual for humans and was the best technology to combat moon microbes.

The ECOsmarte Dental System treats full facility water at 1500 available gallons per day, requires annual purchase of test kits for $75 and semi-annual anode cleaning furnished by the local dealer for around $156.

Properly installed, the ECOsmarte electronics prevent the formulation of bacteria in the point-of- entry filters and allow a three year filter life at an installed cost of around $1000.

Annually the ECOsmarte purification system can treat easily 250,000 gallons for $500. At 1/5 of one penny per gallon (.002) this is a small price to pay for the safety of the customers and employees.

ECOsmarte system
ECOsmarte control panel


Technical Specifications

Mechanical Specifications

Operating Press. Max. 150 PSIG
Operating Temp. Max. 120° F
Tank listing and structural integrity requirements only

OXYGEN ELECTRODES
Proprietary composite material

IONIZATION ELECTRODES
100% Pure Copper

Electrical

Input Voltage: 110to267 Volts, Specify
Output Voltage: 100 VA Class UL CSA
                     Compliance Power Supply
GPM: Each Unit 22 GPM to 200 GPM

Irrigation Systems May require more than one electronics package

Apollo satellite
test kit
Water quality certification

The ECOsmarte system has been tested and certified by WQA according to NSF/ANSI 61, Section 8.

Copper Test kit