You may have never thought about catching a cold while you’re in the dentist chair, but Dr. Golden knows that the breathing space around the patient, dentist and hygienist can be full of contaminants. People inevitably exhale germs, but drilling and other procedures send particulates into the air space, and if you’re having an amalgam removal, you could be exposed to mercury vapor. Odors from disinfectants and smoke plume from laser procedures need to be filtered away from the patient and the staff as well, and the DentAirVac is just the tool for the job.
The DentAirVac is a hands-free, mobile air cleaning device that can be adjusted to just the right position to allow Dr. Golden to work while clearing contaminants from the breathing space of all parties. It is quiet and easily moved where it is most convenient for everyone. The hygienist and patient won’t have trouble hearing Dr. Golden’s instructions, assuring a pleasant visit.
DentAirVac provides HEPA filters to capture particles down to 0.3 microns. A micron is one-millionth of a meter; for comparison’s sake, one human red blood cell is around 5 microns across. It also has a granulated activated carbon filter to capture odor and vapor from breath and disposable intake liners to control moisture levels. These filters provide patients with top level hygiene, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 to bring dentists, scientists and health professionals from around the world together to present research and discuss scientific information about non-invasive dental therapies. In addition, they educate medical and dental professionals, policymakers and the public about dental products that are nontoxic and how they react with patients’ immune systems and living tissues. Their mission is to protect public health and the environment, and IAOMT members have testified about dental procedures and equipment before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and many other government bodies globally.
Holistic dentistry dovetails with the IAOMT because its core tenets are to always use the safest, nontoxic means to a healthy mouth, and that dental health and overall health are intertwined. DentAirVac will be showing their newest line of oral aerosol vacuums at the Fall 2020 IAOMT Meeting in Nashville next month.
So don’t let quarantine worries keep you from coming in to see Dr. Golden. You can be sure she has your health and your smile in mind.
For more information about DentAirVac and safety during COVID-19, call 516-627-8400 or visit GoldenSmile.com.