A dental flowmeter is a device that allows dentists and other healthcare professionals to safely administer Nitrous Oxide to a patient during procedures. The mobile dental flowmeters manufactured by Accutron Inc, Belmed, Inc. and Porter are increasingly becoming more popular within family, and oral surgical dental facilities around the country. Dental flowmeter units require routine maintenance to support reliable and safe administration to the patients, without compromising employee health.
Dental workers are at risk of being exposed to Nitrous Oxide during the administration of this anesthetic gas to patients. Exposures should be minimized to prevent short-term behavioral and long-term reproductive health effects that can be produced by nitrous oxide. Leaks and user error, are among two of the most common causes for employee and patient risk when administering nitrous through a dental anesthesia flowmeter.
If you think your system may be leaking or would like a preventative maintenance diagnostic, please contact our office and a representative will guide you on shipping your unit to our facility to the above listed address. Our state of the art shipping methods ensure that the flow meter and its components are completely safe during the shipping process, so that additional damages do not occur. Upon arrival of the unit(s), one of our certified staff will complete a comprehensive review of the equipment and contact you within three business days with any findings of concern. A typical flow meter repair made on a dental flowmeter will save the owner of the equipment 65% compared to purchasing new.
Dental Flowmeter repair is an easy process that can save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs, just follow the steps below:
Print the shipping and credit card authorization form located below.
Place this form in your shipping box before shipping.
Once received, we’ll diagnose your flowmeters and email you a plan of action.
Once fixed, we’ll ship the flowmeter/s back to you, it’s as simple as that.
Lead times are typically 2 weeks from the time we receive your unit/s.
Dental Flowmeter Calibration
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 above.
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