The ease of compliance with the LibertyBOSS is not too good to be true. You may have heard “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” In most cases, this is a very valid statement. In this rare case, you will find that the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS amalgam separator is an exception to the rule.
Compliance in the Dental Industry
Dental Professionals have to be leery about claims made by manufacturers, as it can be hard to determine if what you hear in advertising is true or just clever marketing. M.A.R.S Bio-Med is a firm believer in evidence-based advertising. When M.A.R.S makes a statement, it is based on facts that can be proven by third-party and primary data.
Many of our loyal M.A.R.S follows will know we have been in business since 2005, providing the Dental Industry the best available technology in amalgam separation. Throughout our years, M.A.R.S has been in the center of studies, compliance surveys, scientific reviews, and quality reports, each pointing to the same conclusion; the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS is the number one amalgam separator available in North America.
Ease of Compliance
The Royal College of Oral Surgery of Ontario completed a study in 2002 that showed solid mercury discharge from a Dental Practice reduces by roughly 99.4% of when an amalgam separator was installed. In 2005, when the Amalgam Separator Regulation was required nationally across Canada, every Dentist installed an amalgam separator, with the assumption that it will reduce the mercury discharge into the public waterways.
For several months, mercury discharge was reduced significantly. Over time major Canadian cities were finding the mercury in waterways were once again rising. The cause of mercury pollution was the surprising number of Dental Practices which had improperly installed and/or maintained amalgam separators. In 2014, a major Canadian city completed a survey, which had found that roughly 70% of Dental Practices had a non-compliant amalgam separator due to the lack of required maintenance or improper installation.
After this survey was complete, the City contacted M.A.R.S to discover why Dental Practices with a LibertyBOSS were more likely to be compliant. The simple explanation to why our Dentists tend to remain compliant is due to a couple of unique features of the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS:
1) The LibertyBOSS requires NO maintenance, NO filters for up to 3 years.
It has been found that systems which require weekly inspection and frequent maintenance tend to get overlooked causing non-compliance. Dentists often rely on their Service Technician to ensure their office remains compliant. The issue with this strategy, most Service Technicians either do not have the appropriate training to keep the amalgam separator compliant, or they simply do not have the time. M.A.R.S “Trusted Distributors” are fully trained on the required service of amalgam separators and offer the LibertyBOSS as it is the ONLY amalgam separator that can service a Dental Practice for up to 3 years without maintenance.
2) Automatic Compliance Reminder
The required maintenance of a LibertyBOSS is based on its warrantied service life:
1-3 Chairs = 3 Years
4-9 Chairs = 2 Years
10-16 Chairs = 1 Year
A month before a LibertyBOSS is due for changing, M.A.R.S will notify the practice by email to order a new LibertyBOSS from their Service Company. This automatic reminder ensures compliance for every member of the M.A.R.S “Family of Environmentally Friendly” practices.
3) Certificate of Compliance
Some amalgam separator manufactures offer a form of a certificate of compliance. The issue with other certificates of compliance, they do not provide the dental practice with the information they require to keep themselves compliant. The lack of detailed service schedules, high maintenance, and inspections of other amalgam separators on the market does allow them to provide Dentists with a clear and concise statement of compliance.
The M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS requires absolutely no maintenance and has a precise warrantied service life schedule. The accuracy in which we can gauge the service life of a LibertyBOSS, allows us to indicate a definite service date on our Certificate of Compliance.
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Part two of this blog series will be discussing the design choices, Michael Darcy, President, and Founder of M.A.R.S made when designing the LibertyBOSS.