The CDC recommends HEPA filtration in dental surgeries

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In recent weeks the CDC (Centers For Disease Control) has issued new guidelines for dentists, recommending that HEPA filtration be used in surgeries to protect staff and patients from the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 risks for dentists and patients

As we know, the main way COVID-19 is spread from person to person, is via droplets in the air. And as many dental procedures, such as drilling, scaling and polishing, result in contaminants being released into the air, dentists and their patients are at particular risk.

Now that many dental surgeries are re-opening for non-urgent treatment, it is vital they find a way to provide the necessary services and at the same time, keep patients and staff safe.

For peace of mind in your dental surgery, we recommend the Austin Air HealthMate Plus. Using a combination of Medical Grade HEPA and Activated Carbon, the Austin Air HealthMate Plus removes 95% of all airborne viruses larger than 0.1 microns. It is also highly effective at removing the chemicals, gases and particles that are often present in a dental surgery when drilling, scaling and polishing, are carried out.

Medical Grade HEPA

Using 60 square feet of Medical Grade HEPA in our filters ensures the effective removal of 95% of all airborne viruses, as well as everyday pollutants such as dust, dander and allergens.

Protection from chemicals, odors and gases

The Austin Air HealthMate Plus with its unique blend of Activated Carbon, Potassium Iodide Impregnated Carbon and Zeolite is unrivalled in its ability to remove chemicals, gases and odors.


The superior performance of the Austin Air Purifier begins as air is drawn into the unit via the 360-degree air intake system. Contaminants are captured using the most proven, powerful filtration available: Medical Grade HEPA and activated carbon. The clean, filtered air is then pushed back into the room via a directional export vent. This guarantees the entire room is free from pollutants, not just the air directly around the unit.

If you’d like more information on the Austin Air HealthMate Plus and how it helps to protect against the spread of COVID-19, you can read more here.