A major city in Canada completed a survey to inspect the compliance of amalgam separators, a requirement in Dental Practices for well over a decade. The city’s survey has found that 70% of amalgam separators do not receive the required maintenance, making them non-compliant dental practices. The lack of service is due to the fact most dental professionals are not made aware of the necessary maintenance of most amalgam separators. M.A.R.S was contacted by the city because they wanted to know why most Dental Practices with an M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS remained compliant.
M.A.R.S Bio-Med, established in 2005, was created with the intention of producing an amalgam separator that will not only protect the environment by being the “Best Available Technology,” but create a system that does not require “babysitting.” The M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS is a NO Maintenance amalgam separator; there isn’t a need for regular inspections to check for clogging or filling, decanting or hidden costs like filters or recycling fees. You just install the system and forget it, M.A.R.S will notify you when your system’s service life has depleted.
M.A.R.S gives a Written Guarantee of Compliance to any Dental Practice with a LibertyBOSS amalgam separator. The reason M.A.R.S is confident in the LibertyBOSS’ ability to keep our customers compliant, is because due to our superior design. The LibertyBOSS has been studied to be the “Best Available Technology” in the Amalgam Separation Industry.
What Non-Compliant Dental Practices Should Know
When an amalgam separator requires maintenance, it leaves room for human error. Our system does not require maintenance because the LibertyBOSS has been designed to be a minimum of 1 ½” throughout the system, the largest in the industry. When an amalgam separator has a smaller diameter, it causes restrictions that result in clogging. The small diameter is why other amalgam separators require weekly inspections and maintenance as the most common filter based amalgam separators reduce their diameters to ¾” or less. Once these systems clog, their efficiency drops and in time ends up in overflow.
If you have a maintenance type amalgam separator and uncertain about its required maintenance to remain compliant, please see our following blog about the maintenance required on different types of amalgam separators.