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The Patient-Centered
Dental-Health Home
Dental Equipment
Lubricated Compressors
There are several highly effective and reliable brands that are oil-lubricated. Lubricated compressors are generally
quieter than oil-less compressors and have a longer life.
Oil-less Compressors
Often easier to maintain and can be cleaner than lubricated compressors, but may wear out faster.
Remote Air Intake
Pulls clean air from a remote location and can help make the system quieter.
Remote Control Panel
Remote on/off controls for the vacuum and compressor can help staff to remember to turn off the equipment at
the end of the day, and eliminate the need to enter the utility closet to turn equipment on and off.
Additional considerations for your utility room include a 'floor sink' for handling cleaning supplies such as filling
and emptying wash buckets; and HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) space.

Medical Gases: Recommended
Dental clinics frequently use various medical gases in treatment and the managing of emergencies. These gases
normally originate from a cylinder storage closet or tank room and are delivered to the treatment rooms through a
network of 1/2" and 3/8" copper tubing.

Nitrous Oxide: Recommended
Nitrous or "laughing gas" is a sedation option that dentists can offer to help calm nervous
or excitable patients. Nitrous also helps to relax patients during long appointments. The
patient wears a nasal mask and breathes a carefully metered blend of nitrous oxide and
oxygen during treatment. Where nitrous oxide will be frequently used, built-in systems
are more cost-effective. If your program will only use nitrous oxide on special occasions,
a portable system will work well.

Nitrogen: Recommended for Oral Surgery Specialty
Nitrogen is often used in lieu of compressed air in oral surgeons' offices. Compressed ambient air may contain
bacterial contaminants that raise the risk of infection while operating handpieces.

Oxygen: Essential
If you decide not to have a built-in nitrous system that includes oxygen, your office will need portable oxygen to
respond to medical emergencies.

Additional Equipment Considerations
Soft -and Hard-Tissue Lasers
Soft-tissue lasers are effective tools for any practice that frequently performs oral
surgeries, biopsies, crown lengthening, or other procedures where the soft-tissue requires
incisions or excisions. The soft-tissue laser manages bleeding and limits trauma to tissue,
thus promoting prompt healing and limiting post-operative complications. Where CHC
patients often suffer from chronic systemic diseases which are better managed by good
control of periodontal health, soft-tissue lasers are a valuable treatment enhancement.
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