IDEAL SOLUTION For dentists, ophthalmologists, or any medical practitioner.
BlueSky® HEPA-Filtered Disinfected Air
Laminar downflow HEPA filtration systems*, with fully integrated UVC light disinfection (after HEPA filtering)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) protection for dental clinics
The BlueSky® system creates a safe 'whole-office'
work environment for patients, doctors, and staff
In a dentist chair, doctor and patient may feel vulnerable for obvious reasons. For patients, wearing a mask during a dental procedure is not an option, therefore installing a sophisticated downflow system similar to what is used in hospital operating rooms makes sense.
Ducted vs. non-ducted air cleaners
There are many different air-cleaning machines on the market--including electrostatic machines and single-room HEPA filtration machines. Although these technologies do work, they become less effective outside the immediate surroundings of the machine.
What all these in-room machines have in common is that they are not ducted i.e. they are not downflow. Such machines clean the air through the principle of dilution, not room-air exchange. Consequently, being in a space with such a machine means breathing in air that is always partially contaminated.
Air exchange through laminar downflow
A BlueSky® system creates a top-to-bottom laminar airflow that constantly removes aerosols emitted by people present in an indoor space. HEPA-filtered, UVC disinfected, air moves down continuously from vents above, while potentially contaminated air is sucked down-and-out through vents below, preventing aerosols from lingering and spreading.
A significant benefit of a BlueSky® machine is that, unlike all other machines, the used (contaminated) filters in a BlueSky® machine are never touched by local service personnel. They are safely sealed inside the SmartBox® module.
Dentistry Workers and Employers
Engineering Controls *
If dental offices are equipped with the capability, use local exhaust ventilation to capture and remove mists or aerosols generated during dental care. If possible, use directional airflow, such as from fans, to ensure that air moves through staff work areas before patient treatment areas—not the reverse. A qualified industrial hygienist, ventilation engineer, or other professionals can help ensure that ventilation removes, rather than creates, workplace hazards.
*excerpt from OSHA website