Tips on Selcting Dental Suction System For You Practice?

Your dental practice suction machine is not the most glamorous piece of equipment in your office, but without it, your day comes to a screeching halt. The newest dental vacuum systemsare being made to be stronger and more durable than ever while keeping the noise level to a minimum. Remember to find a system with the capacity to provide suction to every one of your treatment rooms. Space is another important consideration when looking for a vacuum. Be sure the system you choose will fit in your practice utility room. If you are renting your facility, or are in a shared space it is important to make sure the vacuum you choose doesn’t conflict with any restrictions or leasing agreements. As a vital piece of equipment in your practice, it is important to have your vacuum system up and running every day.

Dynamic® DS2501M Portable Dental Suction Unit
Dynamic® DS2501M Portable Dental Suction Unit

What is the difference between Normal Vacuum System and Central Vacuum System?
Attentive dentists will find that when they purchase dental units from us, our sales will ask them if need to connect to the central vacuum system. This is since the piping inside the dental unit needs to be specially designed to match the connection of the central vacuum system for the best suction effect. So, what is the difference between Normal Vacuum system and Central Vacuum System?

Normal Vacuum System
Normal Vacuum System the suction power is from the dental unit, NO additional auxiliary machines.
The dental unit’s suction power depends on air and water pressure. Air pressure control strong suction, water pressure control weak suction.
The advantages of this design is don’t need to connect a central suction machine, you can save place and money. The disadvantages of this design is:

  1. Unstable and very weak suction power.
  2. Easy to block.
  3. Expendable resources (water and compressed air).
  4. Failure to meet surgical suction requirements.
  5. Easy to produce secondary pollution.

Dry Vacuum System

• Reduction or elimination of water used for suction, which decreases the ongoing cost of the unit dramatically (water bill reduction)
• Variable speed motor allows a more consistent vacuum flow for multiple users
• More efficient electrical use reduces electrical utility costs
• Less maintenance required
• If the motor fails, the system can be connected to a shop vacuum to provide emergency suction until a TechEdge service technician arrives to fix.


•The initial cost of equipment is significantly higher than a wet vacuum system
• Dry vacuum unit can be loud, requiring its installation location to be farther away from the treatment rooms
• Larger square footage requirement in mechanical room due to size of equipment and requirement for venting/cooling
• Cost to install second motor for redundancy signifi cantly higher than wet options.

Dental Chair Features and Performance – Making a Smart Investment

A Vital Function of Emergency Portable Suction in Mobile Dentistry

Watching television commercials, and the apparent growing obsession with white teeth in the United States, you would think that dental health is of primary importance to most Americans. And yet millions fail to follow basic guidelines on oral health, such as regular cleanings. There are many reasons for this, the most obvious being the high cost of dental care. Another is lack of insurance, which again places patients in the difficult position of caring for their teeth versus more immediate expenses.

Dynamic® DS3701M Portable Dental Suction Unit
Dynamic® DS3701M Portable Dental Suction Unit

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), this lack of dental care comes at great expense to a person’s overall health. Here are a few of the ADA’s sobering statistics:1

Twenty-seven percent of adults over 20 have untreated cavities.
Ninety-one percent of Americans over 20 have had cavities at some point in their lives.
There are substantially greater rates of untreated dental disease among African Americans (42 percent) and Hispanics (36 percent).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in another report, offers similarly grim statistics:2

Percent of children ages 5-19 with untreated dental cavities: 18.6 (2011-2014)
Percent of adults ages 20-44 with untreated dental cavities: 31.6% (2011-2014)
Percent of children ages 2-17 with a dental visit in the past year: 84.7% (2015)
Percent of adults ages 18-64 with a dental visit in the past year: 64.0% (2015)
Percent of adults ages 65 and over with a dental visit in the past year: 62.7% (2015)
Among adults ages 20–64, 91% had dental cavities and 27% had untreated tooth decay.
Adults ages 20–39 were twice as likely to have all their teeth (67%) compared with those ages 40–64 (34%).
About one in five adults ages 65 and over had untreated tooth decay

The ADA stresses the importance of prevention in staving off dental and gum disease. The problem is access. Many people, especially those in rural or impoverished regions, do not have access to a dentist. Some, like the elderly, do not have insurance coverage, and their fixed incomes leave little room for dental expenses.

That’s where portable dentistry comes in. This new trend in dental access brings the dentist to the patient, especially those in need. Common localities where mobile dentists operate are:

Nursing homes
Inner city schools
Migrant communities/programs
Rural/remote communities
Native American reservations

Although the scope of practice is more limited in mobile dentistry, and complex procedures are difficult if not impossible in some instances, mobile dental suction machine can provide many treatments, most geared at preventive care.

Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Class B Autoclave

As we have seen, for our dental clinic, we will need a Class B autoclave dental that allows us to sterilize instruments such as turbines or bagged contra-angles. However, when choosing one or the other model, we must take into account the following points:

Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Class B Autoclave

Capacity of the autoclave: Class B autoclaves are manufactured with different capacities, ranging from 8 liters to 24 liters. The more capacity the autoclave has, the more instruments we can sterilize in each cycle, but the more energy it spends in each sterilization cycle. The price of the autoclave will also be proportional to its capacity. Therefore, we must adjust the autoclave’s capacity to our needs, as it makes no sense to purchase an autoclave of much greater capacity than we really need. This will save us money on the purchase and daily use. In addition, it is often more convenient to have two autoclaves smaller than a larger, because in this way we can perform two simultaneous sterilization cycles.

Duration of the sterilization cycle: It is always practical to look at how long it takes for each autoclave to perform a complete sterilization cycle. There are quick-cycle autoclaves, which saves time in autoclaving processes, although the price is usually a bit higher.

Warranty and Technical Service: Another important point to consider when choosing a dental autoclave is warranty and technical service. The vast majority of autoclaves have a warranty of one to two years, and if the autoclave brand does not have its own technical service, the most appropriate thing will be to look for a trustworthy multibrand technical service that can repair it. if one day we need it. Another benefit of having two autoclaves in the dental clinic will be that we will always have an autoclave available if we have to repair one of the two.

Autoclave Price: The price of the autoclave will normally be closely related to its reliability and characteristics. European or American brands usually offer high quality autoclaves, while Chinese or Korean brands offer economical autoclaves of a quality that may be sufficient for a small dental clinic. The main disadvantage of these “cheap dental autoclaves” is that the technical service and after-sales service will surely be less advantageous and more complicated.

Accessories: Class B autoclaves can incorporate accessories that will be very useful in some cases. For example, there are autoclaves with printers, which will facilitate the traceability of sterilized products.