show blocks helper



Sign In

show blocks helper



surgical aspirators

Benefits Of Surgical Aspirators In Dentistry

Table of Contents

As a patient, have you noticed the suction device that dentists use when cleaning teeth? Several surgical aspirators are needed to keep the working area dry and free of saliva, blood, and liquids. 


A suction device in any oral health care facility prevents health risks during surgery, surgery, or basic dental practices.


Suction tips forcefully suck up large amounts of water, drilling spray, particles, and pieces of cement or filling material. They are necessary for preparations and during fillings.


A newly built dental practice, or one remodeling, needs equipment such as a suction device to perform day-to-day dental treatments. Suction devices can be a worthwhile investment as you discover devices that can enhance your dental practice. 


What are surgical aspirators in dentistry?

The American Dental Association (ADA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requires all hospitals, urgent care centers, dental clinics, and any medical or dental facility to have a suction device. 


Every dental clinic should have a suction device, as its suitability for preventing bacterial and viral infections in the workplace is high quality. 


A suction device has many related names; high volume evacuator (HVE), suction machine, aerosols, and saliva ejector. This machine is highly recommended for any dental practice as it removes substances from the patient’s mouth while dental treatments are performed. 


What do surgical aspirators do?

Yes, it removes saliva, blood, and spray mist caused by high-speed turbines; however, it also contributes significantly to dental aerosol control.


Arguably, with the emergence of COVID-19, this past year has elevated a humble (and unglamorous) piece of dental equipment to a new status. As a result, more than ever, dental professionals are concerned about the aerosol in their practice and its impact on safety.


Most dental practices have both high-volume and low-volume suction devices. A high-volume evacuation (HVE) device draws a greater volume of air through the tube over a period of time than a low-volume evacuation (LVE) device. 


Both devices use the same static vacuum pressure, but the difference in air volume is determined by the tubing size or the number of holes in the suction tip. The LVE is widely used with saliva ejectors.


The importance of surgical aspirators

The dental suction system is an essential element in a dental practice. In 1961 the German manufacturer Dürr Dental made the first dental suction system. Since then, the suction system has become very popular in dentistry.


This invention completely transformed the way dentists worked, who started to treat their patients horizontally instead of vertically. With the suction system, the hygiene of the process was improved, and the ergonomics and comfort for the patient and the practitioner.


A medical suction pump is a crucial piece of equipment in any dental clinic or practice. Its primary use is the reduction or elimination of cross-contamination between the patient and the dentist through motors and suction systems.


A proper suction pump improves patient outcomes, reduces the risk of complications, and can intervene quickly in a serious dental emergency.


Features of surgical aspirators

The suction system is composed of the motor, the tubes, and the terminal part of the suction system installed in the dental unit, which is composed of rubber tubes and suction cannulas.


Modern rotary instruments spray pressurized water to cool the treatment area, creating a cloud of water particles. Only a suction system of adequate power can reduce the cloud of water particles to less than the working distance of the practitioner.


For these two reasons, dental suction systems are nowadays an essential and indispensable element in any dental practice.


There are two types of dental suction systems, depending on the air/liquid separation of each dental unit or the suction motor itself. 


It is vital to be familiar with both systems, as one choice will affect essential elements of the practice design, such as drains, piping, heights, etc.


Dry suction systems

The dry suction system takes its name from the fact that the air-liquid separation is carried out in the dental units by employing a centrifugal or decanting separator. In this way, all the liquid is sent to a drain that must be located under each dental unit in the clinic.


When separating the liquid in each unit, we need one separator and one drain per unit, but we do not need a drain at the clinic’s motor because only dry air reaches the suction system.


Water suction systems

In the water suction system, no air-liquid separator is placed in the equipment, and liquids and air reach the suction system.


In this system, the suction motor runs dry, but the equipment is equipped with an air-water separator. This is more efficient than the one usually used in dental equipment, ensuring no liquids reach the motor. Instead, the fluids are directed to a drain placed on the motor.


Some of the benefits of improved dental aspiration technique


– Improved safety and comfort for patients.

– Reduced anxiety of patients and the dental team.

– Increase the field of vision of clinicians.

– Improved working relationships.

– Increased confidence and job satisfaction for the dental team.

– An efficient seating position will reduce back pain and other occupational hazards.


A wide range of suction tips

Quantities of water dispersed when working with turbines or contra-angle handpieces can be easily sucked up with the more extensive suction tips. 


The ergonomic shape and wide suction opening make these aspirators easy to handle and capable of aspirating even large amounts of liquid and debris. These aspirator tips are available for adults and children, as well as in a variety of colors.


Sterile aspirator tips

Smaller sterile aspirator tips are often used for orthodontic surgical procedures, as they can easily reach hard-to-reach areas when performing extractions or root tip resections. 


Their thin, curved shape makes them best for direct aspiration in surgical sites, endodontic treatments, or suture removal. These sterile suction tips are used only once and are discarded after use.


Maintenance of the dental suction system

Once you have purchased and installed your suction system, it is essential to consider its cleaning and maintenance. Good maintenance of the dental suction system avoids obstructions and general malfunction. 


For that, it must be cleaned daily with a disinfectant to avoid bad odors and prevent the system from clogging and stopping working.


In addition, another thing to pay attention to is the new European regulation on amalgam separators. From January 2019, all dental clinics must separate the amalgam from the liquids drained through the dental suction system.


Your Surgical Aspirators in Newport Beach, CA

At Dental Assets, we offer the best surgical aspirators and aspirator tips for your practice. Become a thorough dentist by acquiring what we provide in this supply section: 


We provide the best dental instruments for dentists looking to stay on the cutting edge of modern dental procedures. Never pay more to meet the most outstanding high-quality standards. 


By purchasing our quality surgical aspirators and aspirator tips, you’ll make your patients’ lives easier by turning your workspace into a complete dental office powerhouse.


At Dental Assets, we look forward to helping our customers with their surgical aspirating requirements and inquiries. If you still haven’t decided which suction system you prefer for your dental practice or still have any questions, please, call us at (888)518-5788 or contact us to discuss your requirements and find custom solutions tailored just for you.


And to keep you informed of all the news, trends, offers, and promotions, follow us on our social networks; we are waiting for you!



All about Dental Scaling

No Comments

Dental scaling tools are the actual “work horses” in the dental hygienist’s instrument kit. The quality, type, and size of the scaler you select will…

Read More »
Infection Control

Infection Control In The Dental Office

No Comments

Infection control procedures are actions taken in healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends infection control…

Read More »

Trusted by over 45,000 dentists in the Indian Dental Association of California


User Agreement

Access to the confidential information, and acceptance of this Confidentiality Agreement, is available only for the limited purposes and uses set forth in our Terms and Conditions. Other uses are strictly prohibited. This Confidentiality Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and among Dental Capital Resources Group, LLC (“DentalAssets”), the owner of the confidential materials (“Owner”), and the party seeking to access such information (“You,” “Your”), and is effective on the date executed and accepted by You. DentalAssets, together with retained brokers and auctioneers, provides marketing and auction services to Owner as to certain of Ownerâ€TMs real property assets or commercial mortgage loans secured by real property (eac”hP, raoperty” and together the “Properties”), and in connection therewith makes available to You Confidential Materials (as defined below) related to the Property; You desire to access the Confidential Materials for a Property in connection with a possible purchase or desire to extend commercial financing for such Property (the “Transaction”), and, in consideration of the privileges granted to You in accessing such Confidential Materials, and for other good and valuable consideration, You agree as follows: Confidential Materials. “Confidential Materials”means all technical information, the website and any and all content associated therewith, marketing information, financial statements, tenant information, appraisal and title reports, intellectual property, environmental statements and information, and/or any other business information, regardless of whether such information is marked as “confidential” or “proprietary,” and regardless of whether such information is in oral, written, electronic, or other form. This Agreement applies to all Confidential Materials provided to You by DentalAssets or Owner, irrespective of whether such Confidential Materials are provided before or subsequent to the date of this Agreement. Confidential Materials shall not include any information which: (a) You can demonstrate was in Your lawful and unrestricted possession prior to its disclosure by DentalAssets or Owner; (b) is generally available to the public by acts other than Yours; (c) is or has been received lawfully and in good faith from a third party (except where such third party is in a protected or confidential relationship with DentalAssets or Owner), where You are not aware, after inquiry, that such third party is bound by any obligations of confidentiality relating to such information; or (d) has been independently developed by You or any third party (except where such third party is in a protected or confidential relationship with DentalAssets or Owner), without any reliance on or reference to the Confidential Materials. Use Limitations. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to, copy, alter, modify, photocopy, or in any other way reproduce any product or materials containing or constituting information from the Confidential Materials, without the prior written consent of DentalAssets and/or Owner. You acknowledge that You acquire no ownership, intellectual property, or other rights in the Confidential Materials. You may review the Confidential Materials for the sole purpose of evaluating whether to purchase or extend financing to the Property. Confidential Material may not be relied on by You or any third party for any purpose, including, but not limited to, securing financing necessary to purchase the Property. Access to, or use of the Confidential Materials, for other purposes is strictly prohibited. You agree that neither You, nor Your agents, shall communicate, or attempt to communicate with any preparer of the Confidential Materials, unless You obtain the prior written consent of both DentalAssets and Owner. Disclosure Limitations.By using our website, You agree to hold the Confidential Materials in complete confidence, unless You obtain the express written consent of both DentalAssets and Owner to do otherwise. You shall not permit any third party to disclose, produce, publish, permit access to, or reveal any Confidential Materials to a third party without the express written consent of both DentalAssets and Owner, except that You may disclose such Confidential Materials to Your officers, directors, employees, advisors, and other representatives (collectively the “Representatives”), where the Representatives require knowledge of such information in connection with the Transaction. When You disclose the Confidential Materials to Your Representatives, You agree to inform the Recipients of the confidential nature of such Confidential Materials, and the Representatives shall similarly agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You further agree that You will not communicate with any owner, investor, tenant, or other party having an interest, whether direct or indirect, in the Property or the Transaction, without the prior written consent of DentalAssets and Owner. Maintenance of Confidential Materials. You shall take all reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of, and avoid disclosure and unauthorized use of the Confidential Materials. Without limiting the foregoing, such measures shall include at least those that You take to protect Your own highly confidential information. Where You suspect or know of a misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or other release of the Confidential Materials, You agree to notify both DentalAssets and Owner as soon as reasonably possible. Destruction of Confidential Materials. At the request of Owner or DentalAssets, where such request occurs at any time during or after the term of this Agreement, You shall (a) cease use of all Confidential Materials; (b) destroy all Confidential Materials without retaining a copy of any such materials; (c) promptly deliver to DentalAssets or Owner all other Confidential Materials, together with any copies thereof, in Your possession, custody or control, or alternatively, with the written consent of Owner or DentalAssets, destroy all such Confidential Materials; and/or (d) certify all such destruction in writing to Owner or DentalAssets. Notwithstanding the foregoing, You may retain a list that contains general descriptions of any Confidential Materials returned or destroyed in order to facilitate the resolution of any disputes after the Confidential Materials have been returned. Commercial Mortgage Loans. Where the Transaction is for, or involves, the purchase of a commercial mortgage, You shall not contact the borrower or its representatives or affiliates and You have waived all rights to access or inspect the collateral property. Disclosure Required by Law or Court Order. In the event that You or any of Your Representatives are requested or required to disclose any Confidential Materials, You will provide DentalAssets and/or Owner with prompt written notification of such request or requirement and consult with DentalAssets and/or Owner as to the advisability of taking legal steps to resist or narrow such request. You further agree that, after notifying and consulting with DentalAssets and/or Owner, if it is determined that You are compelled to release any of the Confidential Materials, You shall disclose only such Confidential Information as is legally required. Failure to do so will result in Your being liable for any immediate or future harm or damages incurred by either DentalAssets or Owner as a result of Your failure to comply with this provision. Your Liability. You agree and acknowledge that, in the event of a breach of this Agreement by You or Your Representatives, DentalAssets and Owner shall be entitled to exercise any and all legal or equitable rights and/or remedies to which they are entitled. A delay or failure on the part of DentalAssets or Owner in seeking such rights and/or remedies does not constitute a waiver of the same, nor does any specification in this Agreement of any particular remedy constitute a waiver or prohibition of any other remedies in the event of a breach of this Agreement. Indemnification. You and Your Representatives acknowledge and agree to indemnify DentalAssets and Owner from all losses, claims, expenses and/or damages resulting from any breach of this Agreement. You also agree to release DentalAssets and Owner of all claims arising from the Confidential Materials, or information that should have been contained therein. Legal and Regulatory Compliance. You acknowledge that You will comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances, whether they be federal, state, local or international, regarding Your use of the Confidential Materials. Governing Law; Venue. Applicable federal law and the laws of the State of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute that might arise between You and DentalAssets and/or Owner. You agree that venue for any such disputes shall be located in the state and federal courts located in California. You waive any right to a claim that such forum is inconvenient. Disclaimers. DentalAssets AND OWNER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES WITH REGARDS TO THE CONFIDENTIAL MATERIALS. THIS DISCLAIMER INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY. DentalAssets and Owner shall not incur any liability for costs, damages, or otherwise as a result of Your use and/or receipt of the Confidential Materials. DentalAssets and Owner do not, prior to the execution of a definitive contract or purchase agreement, make any guarantees, promises, covenants, or otherwise regarding any Property. Term. In the event that You purchase, or extend commercial financing for, any Property, this Agreement shall terminate upon the execution of all documentation necessary to consummate the Transaction. If You do not consummate such Transaction, this Agreement shall terminate one (1) year from the current date. Termination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement may be sooner terminated (a) for cause, upon the immediate destruction or return of the Confidential Materials to DentalAssets or Owner or (b) without cause, upon 30 daysâ€TM written notice; provided, however, that this Agreement will be terminated immediately upon breach by You or Your Representatives. Upon the occurrence of such breach, DentalAssets or Owner may demand the immediate return or destruction of the Confidential Materials. Assignment. DentalAssets or Owner may assign this Agreement without notice to You of such assignment. You are prohibited from assigning Your obligations or duties under this Agreement, unless You obtain the prior written consent of DentalAssets and Owner. This Agreement shall bind and inure to You and Your successors, assigns, personal representatives, heirs, and executors. Modification. This Agreement may only be modified by written agreement, signed by all of the parties. Entire Agreement; Severability. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between You, DentalAssets and Owner, with respect to the subject matter hereof. Should any term of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be struck, and the rest of the Agreement shall remain in effect. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement on this matter, and supersedes all prior agreements and negotiations, whether oral or written, between the parties hereto. Electronic Acceptance: By clicking the "ACCEPT" button, You accept and agree to the terms of this Agreement. Such electronic acceptance shall be binding and enforceable pursuant to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("E-Sign Act"), Title 15, United States Code, Sections 7001 et seq., the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act ("UETA"), and applicable state laws. Updated: January, 2019