Did you know that dental instruments can emit dental aerosol that can negatively affect the quality of the air around you? This dental aerosol can consist of saliva, water, plaque, microorganisms, and metabolites, and without the proper extraction can cause health risks such as respiratory infections and diseases when exposed through direct contact or through inhalation. Patient health and safety are our top priorities, so we take extra steps to help prevent the spread of infection and disease. In addition to the guidelines provided by the CDC, we utilize Dental Aerosol Extractors as a part of our efforts to ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environment for our staff and patients.

Dental Aerosol Extractors are tools used alongside dental instruments in our office to remove dental aerosol that could contaminate the air. The self-sufficient arm of the tool is equipped with a powerful fan specifically designed to pull out dental aerosol and filter the air before releasing it back into the room. In addition to providing the same benefits of other high-quality air filters, Dental Aerosol Extractors offer an added layer of protection with HEPA or ULPA filtration systems, multiple filter configurations for optimal removal of particulate matter, have a ductless design, and allow for the extraction of dental aerosol at the source preventing the contamination of surfaces and the air you breathe.

At the office of George Rivera, DDS, you can rest assured that your health and safety are our top priorities. If you have questions about our safety measures or for more information about our services, contact us today at (630) 592-4949.