ISO 16954:2015 provides type test methods for evaluating the effectiveness of treatment methods intended to prevent or inhibit the formation of biofilm or to remove biofilm present in dental unit procedural water delivery systems under laboratory conditions.
It does not apply to devices intended to deliver sterile procedural water or sterile solution. It also does not apply to lines, tubing, or hoses that deliver compressed air within the dental unit.
It does not establish specific upper limits for bacterial contamination or describe test methods to be used in clinical situations. It also does not establish test methods for evaluating any deleterious side effects potentially caused by treatment methods.
The test methods provided in ISO 16954:2015 can be used to test other dental equipment that delivers non-sterile water to the oral cavity.