Safety Against Infectious Diseases & Pollutants
Dental Aerosol Extractor (DAX) unit.
Dr. V. Kim Kutsch, DMD
My signature Dental Aerosol Extractor (DAX) can be a major part of your PPE program. It can create a safer environment for you, your staff, and patients, defending from viruses (COVID 19), bacteria, and other pollutants.
Below is a personal letter to my esteemed colleagues.
Not just another HEPA vacuum, DAX was designed from the inside out utilizing NASA science to capture virus-sized particles.
Dentists & Patients are Facing Risks
Dental Procedures Create Biologically Contaminated Aerosols
Dental procedures contaminate the air with serious pathogens. These present a real and present danger for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.
Current protocols including PPE, high volume evacuation, routine rubber dam use and increased ventilation is not enough as evidence shows rubber dams actually increase the aerosol exposure.
Not Enough PPE
The presence of respiratory transmitted viral diseases like SARS, MERS, or now COVID19, are revealing deficient protocols for PPE and disinfection.
Our Mission Is to Provide Dentists with Tools to Keep Patients and Staff Safer
Dentistry is a uniquely risky profession for multiple reasons, and current protections are not enough. New, chairside extra-oral vacuum HEPA filters can promote safety in dental offices.
What does a DAX unit mean for your practice?
Cleaner, Safer Operatory
DAX efficiently removes the aerosol air/water particles along with viruses, bacteria, enamel dust, and many other particles and/or gas pollutants.
Knowing your office is safer from infectious diseases and pollutants will ensure your patients’ confidence in your ability to provide quality care.
NASA-Based Optimized System
DAX’s vacuum was optimized with a high air speed through the nozzle to catch pollutants and a much slower air rate through the HEPA filter to capture microscopic viruses.
Easy to Position Hose/Funnel
DAX has a funnel with attached clear shield mounted on a semi-rigid hose that is easily positioned by the dental professional, will stay in place during procedures, and allows for unobstructed access to the operating field.
Carbon Filter for Gases & Odors
DAX has a carbon filter that also absorbs gases, odors and pollutants. This carbon filter provides for an enhanced air purfication program.
HEPA Filter for Particles
DAX’s HEPA air filter will effectively trap particles such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, dust, and other pollutants from the largest 100 microns down to as small as 0.01-microns to capture the small viruses.