The Whole Tooth was one of the first Practices in Sydney to deploy a HealOzone machine which uses ozone to kill bacteria in carious (decayed) teeth, and for treatment of cold sores.
(See under Technology on this site for more detail.) Sherly and Ash were at a lecture by Professor Laurie Walsh last year where he discussed the use of ozone to purify the water going through the dental units, handpieces and drinking water.
A biofilm builds up in all pipework that flakes off from time to time even if you never notice it. However, if all water into the building passes through an ozone machine prior to flowing on through to the surgeries, the taps and the toilet etc., then the entire system is completely bacteria free to the extent you could even drink the water from the toilet - Nobody has verified this yet, but we're still looking for the sparkie who will put a metal fork into a power outlet that is on a circuit breaker!
The Whole Tooth has several kidney transplant patients and although there is no Health Industry mandate YET that such machines SHOULD be installed, Sherly and Ash decided to bite the very expensive bullet and install the necessary equipment..
Patients will never see it, nor will they ever realise it's there unless they read this blog or ask... but we'll sleep sound in the knowledge that at time of writing, The Whole Tooth is one of only 3 Dental Practices in Australia and New Zealand to install the Biotek device and our patients are well cared for - even if they don't know it!