We all want pure air to breathe, especially now as COVID-19 has us considering the risks of visiting public places. Your concerns regarding aerosols in a dental office can be alleviated now that Dr. Kesteven has partnered with Pura Air, as one of the five offices in British Columbia, to incorporate the Pura Air Purification System into patient care.
Bringing together industrial and medical safety experts, Pura Air developed this science-based system application to focus on a real-world, effective clean air solution.
What does this mean for MY treatment?
The PuraAir System provides a SAFE area for you to receive dental treatment. There is no safer place, outside of your own home, to receive care, especially during a pandemic.
Why Pura Air Purification?
This centralized air filtration and purification system [based on best practices as outlined by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)], addresses the risk at the source, provides appropriate airflow scaled to industrial ventilation standards, returning safe, clean air back into the Kesteven Dental Office Space.
What are the Benefits of the Pura Air System?
- Proper space air exchange rates for purifying both localized and ambient air, with the intent to protect everyone
- from any airborne viruses being brought into the workplace.
- The system irradiates all biological material introduced into the space, making the capture system critical. To accomplish this in dentistry, Pura Air incorporated fume capture”high suction” source capture arms more typically used in laboratory and welding environments, and hood designs(transparent hoods providing shielded protection, while still not limiting visual operation) proven to be effective in this challenging environment.
- The centralized system not only captures airborne particulate down to a HEPA filtration level, but it also kills any viruses first. To achieve “ high standard” indoor air quality, air purification contains a UV Filtration Chamber.
UV-C lighting has the power to disinfect air, surfaces and water. All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C radiation. This stage of the system is used for sterilizing up to 99.9% of airborne bio-contaminants in a single pass
Why not just “add” to your HVAC system?
HVAC Systems are designed for heating and cooling air, not cleaning air. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a minimum number or air changes in your space, with normal HVAC systems only performing about a quarter of the changes recommended, often re-using up to 80% of the “filtered” air.
The medical- grade, Pura Air System, is designed to turn the air as per the CDC recommendation, eradicating all biological matter using a UV Hepa filtration system proven to leave the air cleaner. Using airflow, separate from an HVAC system, the Pura Air system draws air through a series of filters in a four-stage design using high disinfection technology and specially selected materials, returning 99.99 % safe, clean air back into the space.