Surgically Clean Air
Operatories Equipped with Dedicated Air Purification Systems
During dental procedures, many substances can become aerosolized, or broken down into small enough particles that they can be carried through the air. Most of these particles are harmless, but some–such as viruses, mold, allergens, and certain chemicals–can make us sick.
That’s why each of Hellertown Dental Group’s eight operatory rooms is equipped with a dedicated Jade™ medical grade air purification system from Surgically Clean Air.
How It Works
How JADE Removes 99.998% of Impurities
Jade air purifiers use a six-stage filtration process to capture dust particles, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), gases, bacteria, viruses, and many other pollutants that are found in inside air. The Jade’s HEPA-RX filter removes 99.9998 of particles as small as 0.1 microns in size. That’s the size of a typical virus. Anything that remains is destroyed with high-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light inside Jade’s titanium dioxide coated chamber. Both UV light and titanium dioxide degrade chemicals, damage bacterial membranes, and inactivate viruses.
The Jade system is manufactured to provide four to five air exchanges per hour, yet it produces no more noise than a household refrigerator!
What about COVID-19?
Coronavirus is primarily transmitted via droplets, particles that are greater than five microns in size. These droplets normally can’t travel far in the air (that’s why we’ve all been advised to stay six feet apart). Coronavirus, however, is an “opportunistic agent.” While it usually spreads through droplets, it may, under special circumstances, be transmitted via fine particle aerosols. The good news, though, is that viruses, such as H1N1, influenza, SARS and COVID-19, are relatively sensitive and unstable, thus making them easily destroyed or captured when their environment is altered, as it is in the Jade air purifier.
What Our Patients Are Saying
In our 25 years of practice, we’ve seen thousands of patients. How can we help you?
There’s always a level of comfort. As you’re sitting in the waiting room, you don’t feel like you’re bored out of your mind. It’s a nice, comfortable environment. The same when you get back in the chair. The TV’s going, and it makes you feel a little bit more at home.
I came in and I ended up having 3 cavities. She then showed me how to prevent them in future and how to just maintain healthy teeth. She’s super outgoing, super easy to get along with, never awkward, always so talkative, interested about everyone’s life. The kids center is a big plus.
I’ve been coming here for about 16, 17 years, and all of my kids from elementary through high school, and even in college have come and we’ve all had the same experience. They are pleasant. They get to know you. They would always explain to me the proper way to floss, and the particular type of flosses to use.
I sit in the big chair, and then they get the mirror thingy and they look at my teeth. When they use the Tinkerbell light, it didn't hurt at all. I like it when my teeth are bright and shiny when I leave. I really like coming to see Doctor Ann.