What does a Dental Compressor do?

Dental Compressor is one of the most vital parts of all the dental procedures. The compressor helps in compressing the air, cleaning, drying and storing the air. It helps in lowering the dew point of the compressed air, as a result, it removes the impurities through an inline filtration system and removes excess moisture from the air with the compressed air dryer. It also improves the efficiency of dental instruments.

What are the main features of the Dental Compressor?

As the Compressor powers the important instruments and equipment for the dental procedures it is necessary that the choices made for a compressor are not compromised and chosen wisely keeping all the important attributes in the mind. 

Here is the list of a few things which can be considered as the key aspects of the Compressor.

Air Quality

As the compressor deals with the air pressure which eventually helps in purifying the air quality and removes impurities through the inline filtration. It is very necessary that the air released is all pure as it keeps the patients safe. As dental procedures are exposed to the risk of getting infected by bacteria, micro-organisms, and pathogens. 

It is necessary to see that the dryer produces the minimum of atmospheric dew point no less than -20ºC.

The dust filtration should be down to 1 µm with a DOP (aerosol) efficiency of not less than 99.97%. The bacteria filtration should be down to 0.01 µm with a DOP (aerosol) efficiency of not less than 99.99%.

Safeguards your Equipment

As a general dental clinic is equipped with costly equipment which has to be handled with care. 

Dirty, wet or impure air could damage the equipment. Equipment like 3/1 syringes, Chair Valves, Delivery Units, Drills, Handpieces, and Scalers are mostly damaged due to the impure airflow.

Moist air could be the major problem related to the compressor as it destroys the internal machinery, due to corrosion or micro-organism contamination which could decrease the precision of the equipment.

It is necessary that the airflow should be dry to safeguard the equipment.

Oil-free Compressor

Oil-free or Oil-lubricated compressors are long-lasting as compared to other models. 

With this kind of compressor, the risk of contamination is low and are light weighted compressor with low noise. 

Power of Compressor

The power of the compressor is associated with the pump which is installed inside the compressor to meet the power necessity. The stronger the power, the longer the pump works. The more the number of procedures runs the stronger the pump should be. Generally, the dental clinics take up 5HP to run the equipment.

Pressure of Compressor

The pressure requirement of the compressor depends on the equipment used in the clinic. It is advised to aim for higher pressure so that the compressor can power multiple procedures in one go. The advantage of choosing the compressor with more pressure is that it sometimes compensates with the pressure in case there is any pressure drop across the piping.

The compressor provides air pressure in the Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) or Liters per Minute (LPM). In this case, it is advised to go for higher units so as to have a backup for long dental procedures.

What are the advantages of Oil-free Compressors?

Oil-free Compressors have many advantages such as -

Highest Air Quality, the compressors used for dentistry has to have healthy and hygienic air quality as it is connected with the safety and the treatment of the patients. In case the air gets contaminated with the impurities or microorganisms it may hamper the patient.

Reduced Operating Cost, the oil-free aspect of compressor helps in the reduction of expenses for the replacement of the filters, it also helps in getting rid of the expenses of oil condensate treatment. It also in reduction of energy loss from pressure drop-in filters.

Environment-Friendly, the oil-free compressors help in avoiding the unnecessary pollution caused to the environment. It also helps in minimizing the leakage issues. It also eliminates energy loss to some extent.

Low-Noise, oil-free compressors produce less noise as compared to the other oil compressors. 

Low Maintenance, as the oil compressors have high lubricated internal, smooth contact surfaces and friction-reducing coatings which helps in the effective operation of the compressor without the regular requirement of the oil change.

As the cost of the Dental Compressor is a bit high as compared to the other equipment, it is always advised to make the best buy.

Why IDM Oil-free Compressor?

IDM Oil-free Compressor gives high performance and low noise. This compressor is typically designed for the medical purpose giving high-quality air and with the lowest noise and a lot of benefits.

The Oil-free Dental Compressor releases the air that is not contaminated, hence there is no harm to the patients and the environment. It also assures that the preparation of the tooth surface is clean and non-infectious. IDM compressors ensure “Desert dry” air.

The compressor increases the longevity of the chairs, handpieces and other expensive equipment. 

IDM Oil-free Dental Compressors need less maintenance and servicing. These dental compressors have thermal protection against overheating.

IDM has variations for the compressors such as Single-Headed or Double-Headed with various power options like 0.75, 1, 2, 3 HP.