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Air Techniques has introduced the Mojave Mobile, an extra and intraoral vacuum solution. (Photo: Air Techniques)

Air Techniques announces new products and whitepaper study ahead of Greater New York Dental Meeting

By Dental Tribune USA
November 27, 2020

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Air Techniques has introduced the Mojave Mobile, described by the company as the only extra and intraoral vacuum solution, along with new high-volume evacuators, the HVE Air Protect XL and the HVE Air Protect XL Plus. In coordination with these new products, Air Techniques has teamed up with Dürr Dental and Dr. Martin Koch to scientifically provide conclusive results of the products’ effectiveness and the importance of aerosol and spray mist containment.

According to Air Techniques, Mojave Mobile provides the best flow performance in one compact package. The powerful dry vacuum and air/water/amalgam separation are combined onto one robust main drive shaft, the company said. With a total suction performance of >12 SCFM, the Mojave Mobile diminishes and reduces aerosol clouds, thereby reducing the spread of infection. Its pump is strong enough to operate the intraoral HVE and extraoral aerosol funnel at the same time. The Mojave Mobile is a super-compact, transportable suction unit with an easy to clean fluid container, the company said.

Of the company’s recent Mojave Mobile product launch, Product Manager Gregory Kass said, “We saw a void in the vacuum market for a product offering mobile spray mist suction with an air-flow rate exceeding 10 SCFM.”

High-volume evacuators are available from Air Techniques. (Photo: Air Techniques)

The new HVE Air Protect XL and HVE Air Protect XL Plus are effective solutions for aerosol mitigation, according to Air Techniques. HVE Air Protect XL captures more aerosols than conventional HVEs with its large, 16 mm opening, offering more protection for staff and patients, the company said. The HVE Air Protect XL Plus has an ergonomic design with a unique rotating protective shield that adapts effortlessly to any treatment situation. Each HVE has protective secondary air inlets that provide the best possible protection against the suction system’s backflow, the company said.

The Air Techniques and Dürr Dental whitepaper “Aerosol reduction by means of an intraoral spray mist suction – first findings from an experimental pilot study” by Dr. Martin Koch is available to read and download on the company website. The study covers the methodology, characterization of particle emission, influence of the suction system on particle reduction, influence of the suction system on suction power (flow rate), influence of the flow rate on particle reduction, influence of the suction position on particle reduction, and final discussion. (To read the study, visit https://www.airtechniques.com/en/aerosols-whitepaper/.)

Air Techniques is participating in the virtual 2020 Greater New York Dental Meeting. A robust product portfolio of utility systems, digital imaging and merchandise can equip the smallest practice to the largest university or hospital, the company said. Air Techniques remains the leading and largest manufacturer of dental air compressors and vacuum systems in North America, the company said.

More information on Air Techniques is available at the company’s website, www.airtechniques.com. Links to the Air Techniques product pages as well as the company’s new aerosol protection landing page are also available:

(Source: Air Techniques)

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