An air compressor can make all the difference in a dentist's office. Here's how a rotary vane compressor can meet dentists' needs. 

shutterstock_338437784.jpgFrom polishing to drying, nearly every task performed in a dentist’s office is powered by compressed air. Indeed, air compressors provide dentists with the constant stream of clean and dry air needed to effectively power their tools while protecting patients’ mouths from harmful airborne bacteria. And they must do all this while quietly resting beside the patient’s chair.

But not every practice uses the right compressor. While most dentists understand that they need compressors set to a certain dew point or psi, many are unaware of the important differences between rotary screw and rotary vane compressors. As a result, they may invest in a compressor that can’t provide them with the cleanliness and reliability they need to run a successful practice.

Every business has particular needs, but in the world of dentistry, the only reliable choice is a rotary vane compressor.

A Cleaning Machine

A dentist’s primary job, of course, is to keep a patient’s teeth as healthy as possible. To that end, dentists use a number of instruments often powered by compressed air, including ultrasonic scalers, prophy cups, and suction lines.

Since these tools need to behave in a consistent, predictable way in a medical-grade environment, dentists need a constant stream of clean, dry air on hand to prevent airborne contaminants and excessive water from entering the patient’s mouth. A reliable air compressor spares dentists the need to worry about the quality of the air they’re using.

A Strong But Silent Type

But dentists have something to consider that might not make as much of a difference in other industries: sound. Many patients have some anxiety about visiting the dentist’s office, concerns that might be exacerbated by the rattle of an air compressor. For their part, the dentist might find a loud air compressor distracting while attempting to clean such a sensitive area.

That’s where rotary vane compressors can make all the difference. Unlike a rotary screw compressor, which uses two parallel rotors with intersecting screws to compress air, a rotary vane compressor employs a single rotor with offset sliding vanes that form compression pockets by sliding in and out of the rotor. Cleaner, more flexible, and more durable than a rotary screw compressor, a rotary vane compressor quietly supplies a constant flow of compressed air to any device or instrument. Just as importantly, most models are compact enough for inconspicuous storage in a typical office, making them an ideal choice for any dentist looking to take advantage of compressed air without alarming their patients.

The right rotary vane compressor can make all the difference for a dental practice. If you’re looking for your next compressed air solution, contact us today to discuss your options.

Topics: Air Compressor, Rotary Vane Compressor, Medical/Dentist, Oil-Free

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