Dental Lab Applications
Recommended Machine: Purex 650
There is growing awareness of the potential Health & Safety issues regarding the presence of Zirconia dust and Monomer toxic fumes and vapours generated in dental laboratory manufacturing and hand finishing processes.
Although many of the dust particles are too small (< 5 microns) to be seen by the naked eye, just because they cannot be seen doesn’t mean the dangers for technicians don’t exist! In fact, these ultra-small particles can cause bronchial or lung damage.
Monomers can potentially cause a wide range of adverse health effects, from irritation to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes, through to allergic dermatitis, asthma and disturbances to the central nervous system, liver toxicity and fertility disturbances. In particular, Methacrylate (MMA), a widely used monomer in dentistry, causes abnormalities or lesions in several organs.
Protecting Valuable Equipment
In addition to Health & Safety concerns, the prolonged release of dust and particulate can lead to a build up of material on valuable production equipment, leading to additional maintenance and potentially causing reliability issues.