Space Technology That is Good for Your Smile
There’s a good chance that your dentist is using water purification technology originally developed for NASA. DentaPure® uses Space Certified Technology Microbial Check Valve (MCV®) to clean water used in high-speed drills and other dental instruments.
Developed by Umpqua Research of Myrtle Creek, Ore., to support manned missions aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, MCV® is commercially marketed by Water Security Corporation to prevent back contamination of water supplies by microorganisms. MCV® uses a flow-through cartridge containing iodinated ion exchange resin that kills microorganisms on contact and imparts a biocidal residual elemental iodine concentration to the water to maintain drinkability. This product is so effective at eliminating water-borne bacteria that it meets or exceeds American Dental Association requirements.