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Is a Self-Contained All-In-One Mobile Dental Delivery Unit Right for You?

Changes and uncertainty in our current economic climate are reasons why more clinicians are interested in ASI’s Self-Contained Dental Delivery Systems. Have you thought about self-contained all-in-one cart as a possible option for your practice versus doing traditional dental plumbing to a utility room? The following information will help you determine if a self-contained unit is right for you.


Advantages of ASI’s Self-Contained Dental Cart Systems:

  • Ease of relocation
    ASI’s portable self-contained dental cart can be easily moved to a different location. An all in one dental unit is the perfect way to test your location with minimal construction or financial obligation.
  • Reduced startup cost
    ASI’s self-contained dental unit eliminates the expense associated with plumbing a building. All that is required to be fully operational is a standard electrical outlet.
  • Immediate startup 
    ASI’s mobile dental delivery carts allows you to open without waiting for additional permits and building inspections. If you are setting up a satellite office or working out of a specialty office on the side, ASI’s integrated portable dental delivery units gives you the flexibility to practice anywhere without the hassle of assembling and disassembling your instruments for transport.
  • Painless lease negotiation 
    Mobile self-contained dental systems may allow you to negotiate more favorable lease terms. This is because there is no need to compromise the building structure for plumbing renovations.
  • Connect to central plumbing 
    The internal air compressor and vacuum in a self-contained ASI cart can be bypassed and allow the unit to be connected to central plumbing at any time. This makes it a very versatile system able to adapt to changing needs.


Considerations of ASI’s Self-Contained Dental Cart Systems:

  • Required maintenance
    ASI’s Self-Contained systems include an internal air compressor, vacuum, purge and closed water systems. They require periodic maintenance to provide optimum performance. 
  • Suction purge and cleaner
    Knowing how to maintain your equipment is essential.  ASI self-contained systems are designed to minimize maintenance. However, there is still a need to purge the contents of the suction system at the end of the day. Evacuation system cleanser needs to be suctioned into the system to sit overnight. The entire procedure takes less than ten minutes and is a necessary and important process.
  • Sound
    ASI’s self-contained systems are remarkably quiet. The air compressor and vacuum system do make some sound while operating and make a humming while operating.  If you require your treatment rooms to be absolutely quiet, then a self-contained system may not be for you. However many of our customers find them remarkably quiet and the low resonating tone adds some white noise to the treatment room.
  • Understanding of mechanics
    These systems are designed to be easy to operate and generally do not require action from you. A basic understanding of how they operate goes a long way in maximizing their use.   

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