The benefits of air purifiers for dentists
Air purifiers are vital assets in the healthcare industry. They help to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in any given environment so staff patients and visitors are protected from harmful airborne particles. The same is true in the dental industry.
In dentistry, aerosol management is a pressing issue. Many dental procedures can produce suspended particles in the air, or dental aerosols, which can increase the risk of disease spreading between individuals in the surgery. As such, air purifiers are needed to maintain a hygienic environment, keeping dentists and patients safe between procedures.
Some of the additional benefits of air purifiers for dentists include:
Reduces fallow time
Fallow time is the time period after conducting aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs), whereby respiratory droplets are removed from the air. The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) initially set a minimum fallow time requirement of 60 minutes for all dental surgeries. However, this can be reduced to 20 minutes with the right sterilisation measures in place. That’s where air purifiers come in.
Air purifiers can quickly and effectively sterilise the air in dental surgery so that you can see more patients in a shorter amount of time. When combined with other protective measures such as dental dams and keeping windows open, you’ll easily be able to reduce your fallow time whilst maintaining a hygienic environment for patients.
Reduces the spread of disease and bacteria
Airborne diseases have always presented risks for dentists. Similarly to those working in hospitals, dentists are exposed to the bodily fluids of different patients for extended periods. When you add in dental aerosols, this puts dentists, staff, and patients at a greater risk of infection via airborne or droplet transmission.
However, with the help of a medical-grade air steriliser, this risk can be successfully eliminated. HEPA air filters (used in medical settings) are the most effective in removing even the smallest particles from the air. They’re designed to remove 99.97% of particles from the air, as small as 0.01 microns in size.
The size of the particles that can be potentially suspended in dental aerosols produced can range from 0.001-100 microns. This means that medical air purifiers will effectively eliminate a significant proportion of the droplets produced by AGMs, thus helping to reduce the risk of disease spreading.
Dental procedures require intense focus and attention. However, air particles such as dust, water droplets and chemical particles can contaminate the air and cause distractions and interruptions.
With an air purification system, however, all of these fine particles will be eliminated from the space. This means dentists can better focus on the task at hand and patients with allergies and asthma can sit through procedures comfortably.
How can Mars Purifier help?
Our selection of air purifiers for dentists has everything you need to keep your surgery clean and safe for patients. Take advantage of the latest sterilisation technology and 6 stages of filtration to make the air as clean as possible for your clients and staff.
Want to learn more about how our air purifiers can benefit you? Get in touch with us today for assistance.