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.
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:
- Unstable and very weak suction power.
- Easy to block.
- Expendable resources (water and compressed air).
- Failure to meet surgical suction requirements.
- 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.