The composition of dental aerosols can consist of nasopharyngeal secretions, blood, saliva, plaque, tooth components, and materials used in dental procedures. Many studies have shown dental procedures produce the highest airborne bacterial contamination.
Mercury vapor is another concern. When placing or removing amalgam fillings mercury (Hg) vapor disperses in the air and ingested by patients, employees and the Dentist. Low levels of mercury exposure have been known to cause neuropsychological systems that persist for decades after exposure has been eliminated.
Dental offices use disinfectants to reduce the spread of germs but the lasting odor is unpleasant for patients and staff alike and can cause allergy like symptoms.
Contamination through airborne sources such as saliva, breathing, coughing, or the operative site can settle on dental instruments and further the spread of germs.
In order to combat these airborne pathogens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and chemically active compounds (CACs). Zandair™ has developed air purification systems with the recognized technology that does destroy VOCs, airborne pathogens, and CACs. This technology is called Photocatalytic Oxidation. ZANDAIR™ products are excellent in combating contaminated air in Dental offices. Our air purification/filtration systems significantly reduce airborne pathogens, VOCs, and CACs. Browse our website and choose the best ZANDAIR™ product that fits your needs for your dental office. Feel free to contact us for further information.