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Dentaqua wins SEAL Sustainable Product Award

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Dentaqua wants to eliminate single-use wipes from dental settings and has won a SEAL award for its contribution to sustainable dentistry. (Image: Billion Photos/Shutterstock)
Jeremy Booth, Dental Tribune International

By Jeremy Booth, Dental Tribune International

Thu. 27. January 2022

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SAN FRANCISCO, US: Californian company Dentaqua has received the SEAL Sustainable Product Award for its flagship disinfection device that eliminates the need for single-use wipes in dental clinics. The coveted international award honours innovative products that “represent game-changing ideas that bring us to a more sustainable future”, and the company said that it was delighted to be named a winner.

Chief Operating Officer Kevin Keane and the Dentaqua device. (Image: Dentaqua)

Dentaqua is the first dental product to win a SEAL Sustainable Product Award. The company said that the accolade was recognition of the positive impact that its product has on the carbon footprint of dental clinics. It explained: “Dentaqua replaces traditional chemical disinfectants with a device that produces eco-friendly disinfectants on demand. Dentaqua’s device meets the entire disinfectant needs of a dental practice, including surface disinfection, hand sanitising, impression disinfection, dental waterline disinfection, and more.” 

According to the company, the only inputs to the device are water and a trace amount of salt. The disinfectant produced is non-toxic yet has a 30-second contact time to kill viruses, according to EN 14476, the European Standard test method for the evaluation of virucidal activity. 

Kevin Keane, chief operating officer at the company, said: “Dentaqua is honoured to receive the SEAL award and to be recognised for our contribution to sustainable dentistry.”

He continued: “Our goal is to help dental practices become more sustainable. The average dental practice disposes of 20,000 single-use wipes annually—that is two billion wipes disposed of every year by the industry. Dentaqua eliminates the use of single-use wipes and disinfectant packaging. Furthermore, by eliminating all harmful chemicals, the dental practice is a safer place for staff and patients.” 

Previous SEAL award winners include Nestlé, IBM, Samsung, and Colgate-Palmolive. 

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