COVID-19 & INFECTION CONTROL
Since day one Dr. Bartholomew and his staff have always taken infection control seriously. They adhere to all of the latest guidelines but since the COVID-19 pandemic they were one to the first offices in Mansfield to take infection control to a new level by adding IQAir extraoral suction units in each patient operatory. They also have a whole office IQAir filtration system to filter the air in all the other rooms. Dr Bartholomew is serious about air quality since COVID-19 is primarily airborne spread. He spent countless hours researching some of the best units and found that the Swiss-made IQAir not only had terrific reviews but won numerous awards. So what is extraoral suction and how does it dramatically decrease the spread of diseases like COVID-19 in a dental office?
Extraoral suction: infection control
IQAir extraoral suction air purification systems provide a line of defense against harmful airborne pathogens and infectious material that can threaten the health and safety of patients and staff. When combined with intraoral suction, IQAir extraoral suction air purifiers right at the patient source can reduce aerosol levels, bacterial colonies, and airborne viral particles from dental procedures to almost zero:
· Dental Series Hg: Provides maximum protection against aerosol particles and mercury (Hg) vapor with specialized mercury filtration.
· HealthPro Plus: Provides maximum infection control of airborne pathogens like bacteria and viruses as small as 0.003 microns along with exceptional filtration of odors, chemicals, and VOCs.
100x more filtration for infection control
IQAir Dental Series air purifiers filter even the smallest and most harmful of airborne particles, including aerosols from high-speed dental procedures and tiny, dangerous ultra-fine particles. Unlike other air purifiers, IQAir's HyperHEPA filtration technology is proven to effectively filter ultra-fine particles, the smallest and most harmful particles in the air, effective against particles all the way down to 0.003 microns in diameter – the smallest particles that exist.
Filtration of viruses of all sizes
Viruses and other contaminants can quickly spread through the air in a dental office. Drilling and other procedures can increase the presence of airborne viruses, including COVID-19 & viral hepatitis (as small as 0.05 microns in diameter). HyperHEPA filtration filters up to 99.5% of even these tiniest of viruses and other contaminants.
Certified at the factory
Every Dental Series system is hand-tested with electronic laser particle counters before it is shipped to ensure that the particle filtration efficiency and airflow of each system meet published specifications, and results are detailed in a hand-signed Certificate of Performance shipped with every unit.
Swiss-made is a sign of outstanding quality, uniqueness, superior design, innovation, precision and reliability. The team at IQAir tests and certifies each and every IQAir air purification system . By using the highest quality components, a dedicated team of highly skilled and extensively trained specialists, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes refined for more than 50 years, IQAir builds the finest air purifiers in the world. That is why Dr Bartholomew trusts IQAir.