QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE
Questions & Answers
Eliminate aerosol exposure - Protect people - Enhancing the practice
"The installation looks complex. Is it?"
Installation is a relatively straight forward procedure for qualified contractors. Nederman provides the key components including the arm, fan and filter and then the local installing contractor will adapt the system to your specific building following Nederman’s factory engineered design guidelines. Not all buildings are the same but most operatory systems can be installed in one day. Our qualified technicians carry out many varied types of installations in a wide range of scenarios and as such we strive to ensure that each installation is perfectly suited to the environment we will install in.
"This system looks like it would be very expensive. How much does it cost?"
The Nederman DentalFX solution is a proven and effective solution that generally costs more than lighter duty appliances, mobile or ambient in-room filter solutions. Many dentists have found that a more refined and permanent solution for worker and patient safety is worth the extra investment up front. The average product cost for a single chair solution is around £1,500 and may be further reduced when configured as a central system serving multiple chairs. The installation costs will vary based on the building type, regional location and full scope of work required but for budgetary purposes you can assume a contractor hourly rate of £75 - £100 and one day of installation time per operatory. Contact us to get your personal quote.
"The clear shield looks a bit difficult to work around or might get in the way."
The Dental FX offers a solution with and without a shield both of which are highly effective in capturing and controlling the aerosol. Some dentists prefer the shield as a barrier between them and the patient and do not mind looking through the transparent hood. Other dentists believe this will get in the way and prefer to use the standard tapered hood. Read the comments from dentists
"The arm looks a bit large and clumsy to handle."
The FX2 arm is designed to be attached to either a ceiling or wall, and works similarly to existing dental apparatus is designed to be moved in when needed and pushed aside when not. The arm easily moves around but reliably holds its position. Read the comments from dentists
"We have looked at an air purifier that just sits in the corner of the room and cleans the air, why should I get this instead?"
Differences between the DentalFX solution and an ambient air cleaner are significant and important to understand in terms of personal safety. The FX arm captures all aerosols at source carrying it away from breathing zones and preventing it from migrating throughout the operatory or wider area and accumulating on nearby surfaces. By contrast, in room air purifiers only clean the contaminant that it draws into the system and does very little to reduce exposure to the workers. FX removes 100% of the Aerosols and exhaust them. Learn more from the studies made.
"Our building is old and we don’t have space above the ceiling in all our rooms, can we still have installation?"
Before installing anything we would first perform a site visit, our installation engineers will survey the whole site and work out the best way to fit the FX system. Ventilation can go upwards through the ceiling and through a roof or it can go sideways through a wall. Read more about the system and installation
"Is the system easy to clean? With an air purifier you just have to change a filter now and then, is this the same?"
Cleaning the FX system is incredibly easy, the filtration section uses a large capacity HEPA filter that is easily replaceable and typically lasts more than smaller purifier filters. In line with health and safety organizations, just the frequently touched surfaces of the arms would need to be cleaned and disinfected and additionally the arm itself is modular and is simple and quick to be dismantled and reassembled for cleaning as necessary. The advantage of the FX arm of course is that you are dramatically reducing the spread of aerosol by capturing at source meaning that you can be confident that many of your surfaces will not come into contact with aerosols.
"Is the system noisy?"
On average dental equipment noise levels on average range from approximately 65 – 100 decibels, the FX arm at the recommended airflow is 60 dB so the FX arm is quieter than an ultrasonic scaler. This means that the FX is comfortable for the operator to use at length and is not likely to be distressing for the patient.
"Won’t patients be scared by another piece of equipment?"
Our studies and installations have shown that most patients are likely to see this as an added safety measure implemented to protect them during the pandemic and would feel more comfortable knowing that this extra measure has been taken. Read more about some of our installations.
"We need something now, how long does this take to install?"
Not long, our install engineers are very efficient and in most cases are able to install an entire system in a day. There may be a wait time for delivery, during this wait time if needed we will carry out site surveys to ensure the fastest turnaround time possible. Read more about the system and installation