From patient aerosols to chemicals, there were plenty of threats worth protecting against before the pandemic, and those will still be serious dangers after it fades from our daily thoughts. During Air Quality Awareness Week, consider how every dental practice can upgrade air quality solutions.
Why upgrade your dental practice’s air quality solutions? Because dentistry is at the top of the list for professions with high exposure to numerous dangerous contaminants and pathogens…and they’ll still be around long after the pandemic eases.
Get at the source with an aerosol capture device.
One example of portable aerosol capture devices is the EOS suction system by ADS. It is designed and engineered to collect aerosols, droplets, dust and pathogens through a suction mouthpiece hood. ADS states that the HEPA filter captures particles down to 0.3 microns with 99.995% efficiency. Clean, dry air is exhausted from the base cabinet. UVC lights positioned on the HEPA filter and kill any remaining bacteria and viruses captured by the HEPA filter and are exhausted from the cabinet base.
Installed solutions from highly respected manufacturers like Nederman offer an aesthetically attractive package ideal for dental office settings. Their aerosol control solutions feature a flexible, ceiling-mounted extraction arm that is easy to maneuver and position, so once it’s installed the arm can be located near the patient to effectively capture the aerosol at the source and can be easily moved out of the way when no longer in use. In addition, Nederman’s aerosol control solutions are available for single or multi-chair operatory arrangements.
Why and how should you focus on air purification at your dental practice beyond COVID-19? Find out during Air Quality Awareness Week
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