A portable dental unit or delivery system is a portable, mobile unit that can become a complete, fully-functional dental office in a matter of seconds. These units help dentists practice at locations that do not have the required facilities like clean water or compressed air.
These units come with self-contained water, compressed air and vacuum systems so that the need for on-site plumbing is completely eliminated. The possibility of infections is also minimized with the use of clean water from the system. The units come with a clean water bottle and a drain water bottle. A sizeable air tank provides air for the various dental procedures. All the dental instruments are contained within a carry case that has wheels, making the whole unit extremely portable.
Some of the dental instruments found in the dental delivery system would include an ultrasonic scaler, a 3-way syringe, a saliva ejector, a 2 or 4 hole hand piece, a LED curing light, a compressor head with sufficient power, a fiber optic handpiece, an on/off foot switch, a mobile patient chair, a mobile dentist stool and an operating light.
Traveling dentists and health care personnel can use these systems at any location very effectively for a wide variety of dental procedures. The units can also be used in nursing homes and private care homes.
Apart from their use in medical facilities, these portable dental units can also be used effectively in various other locations which are far removed from proper health care facilities. Missionaries working in remote mission fields in third world countries often minister to the needs of locals that need medical attention. These portable dental units can be extremely useful in such areas for qualified health care personnel to provide medical relief to patients.
The battle field is another area in which dental delivery systems can be of tremendous use. Soldiers injured in battle can be immediately attended to using a portable unit that has the required instruments for basic medical aid.
Sometimes, vacationers in camping sites and wilderness regions might also need medical assistance during emergencies. Dental delivery systems can be of tremendous use in such circumstances.
Therefore, these portable dental units not only help dentists attend to patients within the confines of a medical facility, but also in remote regions far removed from medical care, and sometimes from civilization itself. The importance of these units can never be overemphasized as they are of vital importance in the medical field for a wide variety of medical procedures.