Dental Air Compressors

by on 18/01/11 at 1:07 pm

Between silent, mini, and oil free models, the selection of dental air compressors is both widespread and vast. As modern technology advances and as the options of dental air compressors expand, selecting and purchasing a new model can seem somewhat overwhelming. Information on choosing the right compressor is somewhat scarce but there are a few important factors that dentists should always consider before investing in a new machine. Dental air compressors can be a costly addition to an operatory; thus making it vital for buyers to take an ample amount of time to research and select the proper model for one’s practice.

Dentists in search of a new dental air compressor can begin by searching for models with oil-free reliability. Oil and dentistry simply do not mix. Every operatory requires compressed air to function and operate. However, if the air a dentist uses to run their practice has poor quality, the effects can be extremely detrimental. Having unclean air can negatively impact not only the patient- but the staff, dentist, various procedures and operating costs as well. Compressors which require oil lubrication are consistently adding oil vapor to the stream of compressed air that is released.  Even if the compressor is top of the line, it is impossible for it to filter out all of the oil from the air. The vapor from the oil will eventually negatively impact dental instruments, components and tools as they become clogged and damaged over time. This can result in costly maintenance updates and repairs. Also, much like a vehicle, dental air compressors which use oil require routine oil changes as they steadily expel oil overtime. This can be time consuming to the dentist as oil levels must be checked on a regular basis. By selecting a model with an oil-free compressor, you can eliminate these problems and save both time and money over time.

The second important aspect dentists must consider when purchasing new dental air compressors is whether it is both efficient and reliable. By selecting a model which is made for maximum efficiency with high quality parts, that is properly sized, and one that comes complete with a warranty, you can ensure that your compressor will enhance your practice as well as function in the long run. Along with these considerations, dentists should insist on finding a model with cool running reliability. Because dental air compressors work diligently on a daily basis, it is vital to find a model with proper ventilation and one which will help to dissipate heat that builds up during times of functioning.

Finally, dentists should select a model with dry reliability. With newer models of dental air compressors that are now capable of removing moisture from compressed air, you can ensure that your air is both high in quality, extremely dry, and most importantly, safe.  A dental air compressor helps a practice to actually run on a daily basis. By searching for a model with these four key components, a dentist can ensure a sound addition to any operatory and help keep patients and staff healthy and operating costs at a minimum.

At Dental Planet we offer several options of dental air compressors that meet the standards and have the components mentioned above. Stop by today to see our wide array of options in regard to dental air compressors.

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2 Responses to “Dental Air Compressors”

  1. samuel collins

    Jan 6th, 2013

    What size compressor do I need to run four operatories?

  2. DentalPlanet

    Jan 7th, 2013

    It depends on the compressor but at a minimum you will need a dual 1hp unit with no less than a 23-30 gallon tank.

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