Our Columbus, Ohio dentist, is doing everything in our power to provide both our patients and staff with a healthy and sanitary environment to keep everyone safe. In addition to the many strict infection control guidelines we’ve implemented at our dental office, we have also invested in Surgically Clean Air.
Surgically Clean Air is an air purification system that improves the quality of air through a filtration and sterilization process. It removes virus, allergens, gases and molds.
Surgically Clean Air Filtration Process
- Step 1: Air moves through the pre-filter stage where the largest particles including bacteria and germs flow through the intake chamber. The pre-filter prevents germs and bacteria from growing.
- Step 2: During the second stage, the filter catches particles as small as 0.01 microns in size. This is 15,000 times smaller than the size of human hair. The microscopic particles then pass through an electrical to become charged and then collected by collector plates.
- Step 3: The molecular sieve stage and carbon activated filter absorbs odors, gases, and chemicals.
- Step 4: The photo-catalytic stage then captures residue from destroyed bacteria, viral organisms, and organic VOCs.
- Step 5: The air passes through a U.V. chamber which disables the DNA of bacteria and viruses and destroys them.
- Step 6: The air becomes revitalized with negative ions to increase the flow of oxygen to the brain and is then released into the air.
Benefits of Using Surgically Clean Air
Most of the instruments we use for dental procedures release ultrafine particulates and bioaerosols in the air that can circulate for up to 41 hours. By using Surgically Clean Air in our dental office is providing our patients and staff with cleaner air to breathe, therefore limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our office. As a bonus, the last stage of the filtration system revitalizes the oxygen with negative ions which can help those breathing the air feel more alert, less drowsy, and more mental energy.
Surgically Clean Air can also reduce dental office odors which can decrease dental anxiety. You also don’t have to worry that it’s loud. Surgically Clean Air is quiet. It’s unlikely you will even notice it’s there.
If you would like to learn about other precautions we’re taking in our office, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (614) 848-5001.