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Dental Water Test

non toxic

Water analysis for your dental practice

Water testing in compliance with ISO 17025

  • As recommended by government guidelines
  • Samples can quickly and easily be taken by staff
  • Express analysis, incl. free collection of water samples

Water in dental practices has to meet specific hygiene standards in order not to put the health of the patients and employees at risk. Water testing at dental practices should be a fixed part of the hygiene regime and risk assessments should be carried out on a regular basis, according to government guidelines. A dental water analysis determines the cleanliness of water in the treatment units and analyses for legionella, colony count/TVC at 36 °C and pseudomonads. In the case of abnormal values or contamination, our experienced drinking water experts are there to support you, free of charge. Important: please choose one item for each treatment unit being tested.

Dental Water Test
IVARIO laboratory analyses are
performed immediately after receipt
of your sample.
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Shipping and service flat rate (outward and return shipping)

Our packaging and shipping fee is £7.50 for outward shipment, the amount may slightly vary due to conversion from Euros.Savings campaign extended! Today return shipping of samples for laboratory analysis is free of additional charge!

No hidden shipping costs or fees await you.

incl. 20% VAT
Dental Water Test

How your water analysis works

  • your test kit is dispatched within 24 hours
  • incl. step-by-step instructions
  • foolproof sample collection
  • sample is analysed as soon as it is received

More information on the Dental Water Test

Water analysis for your dental practice - order test kit online now

It is essential that hygiene at dental practices is of the highest standard, and while this obviously involves complying with general hygiene standards, it also includes keeping the water in your dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) clean. The government therefore recommends carrying out regular risk assessments on the water in your DUWLs. A special focus lies on legionella, but the assessment of colony-forming units, CFUs for short, at 36 °C and pseudomonas aeruginosa is also important.

Sample can easily be taken by you or your staff

The water analysis for your dental practice allows you to independently coordinate your water testing because the sample can be taken by you or a member of your staff. With the help of the instructions provided, taking the sample is very straightforward and can be done in just a few steps. A courier collection service ensures your sample is delivered quickly and professionally to the lab. 

Water analysis in an accredited water testing laboratory - your sample is in good hands

After your water sample has been received, it will be tested in an accredited laboratory. You will receive your test report approximately 10-14 days after the sample has been received at the lab. This will be by email, or if requested, by post. The test not only reveals if the water in your DUWLs contains microbiological contaminants, but also shows the individual concentrations of these contaminants.

Water testing for dental practices: a necessity rather than luxury

Water at dental practices has to meet high standards of hygiene in order not to put the health of the patients at risk. During a dental examination or treatment, water is used for various reasons. Contamination of water in DUWLs can cause patients serious health problems. Due to the fact that there has been no nationwide concensus regarding the obligations of practice managers, local health authorities often have to be consulted. Regardless of official requirements and recommendations, annual testing of the water in your DUWLs is worth doing. 

DH/CQC guidelines concerning water hygiene in dental practices

According to guidelines issued by the Department of Health, which you can check here and here, as well as recommendations by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which you can find here, practice owners are required to keep the risk of infection during dental treatments as low as possible. Regular risk assessments are recommended, especially if there have been changes in taste or odour.

Even if the water used in a dental practice fulfils statutory requirements, a retrograde contamination of the water may occur. It is recommended that you routinely test the water used in your dental practice for microbes. The water in your DUWLs should also be tested for the presence of colony forming units. Furthemore, harmful bacteria like legionella and E.coli bacteria can be found in DUWLs. The water in dental practices should also be free of pseudomonads, as this particularly affects those with weakened immune systems. 

Water analysis in dentistry- for patient protection

Dental practices use water for various purposes. From washing hands to cooling instruments and rinsing oral cavities, it is not uncommon for water to come into contact with open wounds. It is difficult to avoid the build up of biofilm in DUWLs because not much water flows through them. If contaminated water comes into contact with open wounds, this can lead to infections. Therefore dentists are required to guarantee the hygiene and safety of the water used for dental examinations or treatments. 

Dental water analysis provides assurance - for employees and patients

Drinking water in the UK is of particularly high quality. However, users are responsible for the safety of their drinking water up to the water meter. Hence, dental practice managers have to ensure that the water in their practice is free of contaminants. Dental water testing is straightforward and should be done regularly, forming a key part of every practice's hygiene regime.



Please note that each treatment unit should be tested separately. If you have several treatment units, please add the corresponding amount of kits to the basket. 

If you would like to have the tap water in your dental practice tested as well, we recommend taking a look at our range of consumer-oriented water testing kits.


incl. 20% VAT

Customer opinions on Dental Water Test

Zahnarztpraxis a. (04.03.2019)
Perfect solution
Would order again.
Nick . (16.03.2017)
Thanks very much for the support
"Thanks XOXO - Test kit was great, thanks!"
Stefanie . (25.01.2017)
Perfect design -> very easy to do and very reliable
"The delivery and collection were punctual and suitably packaged. The results of the analysis too. We don't have any questions and are happy to review and recommend the product. Our initial scepticism about the ""simple online order process"" wasn't justified. Best wishes."
K.Szeskewski . (16.08.2016)
Surprisingly simple and complies with regulations
We tested four units altogether. Clear instructions, sealed containers + UPS courier collection service all very simple (after arranging the appointment on the phone). Nice alternative to an expensive on-site lab. Highly recommended.
Dr.med.Schreiner O. (07.03.2016)
I was looking for an alternative solution for microbiological water testing. The IVARIO test kits save us hundreds of euros every year and meet all our criteria!
Bernson . (11.12.2015)
Very good and well-structured
The logistical organisation was impressive. The parcel came the day after we had ordered and paid. The test was easy and understandable. Your company's availability on the phone was outstanding, and the service friendly. The UPS driver came on time. The lab results were clear, I could understand them straight away and as expected: punctual. Great. High praise from Hildesheim!
Praxis D. (09.12.2015)
Well explained
The apparatus for the water sample and the results of the analysis came on time and everything was there. Good service.
Anonym . (26.10.2015)
Very good alternative - our first choice
Our surgeries regularly use the Ivario Dental Test. The process is very well structured and the samples examined in the given time frame. The costs are low too. No complaints.

Please note that this test serves as a self-monitoring tool and cannot be used for official or legal purposes because the sample is taken by you as a private individual and not by a specialist. If you require officially approved results in accordance with the Water Supply Regulations (e.g. for landlords or housing companies), the sample must be taken by a specialist. If you have questions concerning this, contact us and we will be happy to advise you.