A dental flowmeter is a device that allows dentists and other healthcare professionals to safely administer nitrous oxide to patients during procedures.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas stored as a liquid. Breathing nitrous oxide can cause dizziness unconsciousness and even death. Workers may be harmed from excessive exposure the nitrous oxide. Long-term exposure to nitrous oxide can lead to infertility in both men and women.
NIOSH and the CDC recommend that businesses administering anesthetic gas should utilize preventative maintenance programs to ensure proper use and function of nitrous oxide equipment throughout healthcare facilities worldwide.
At Medical Testing Solutions, we offer a complete dental flowmeter calibration service. Our service follows in strict compliance with all ADA and manufacture guidelines for maintaining dental flowmeter units.
- Verify that the nitrous “fail-safe” is working properly
- Verification of the accuracy of both the nitrous oxide and oxygen gases
- Verify all safety features are working properly; such as the emergency air intake and the non-rebreather valve
- Four point flow testing (leak check)
- On/off switch operation and functionality
Flowmeter calibrations have a typical turn around time of 3-5 business days. All services are provided with comprehensive documentation of test results and services performed.
Manufactures such as Belmed, Accutron and Porter all recommend calibration services once every two years. If you think your system may be leaking or you would like a calibration service completed on your flow meter unit, please refer to our calibration document below.