Sometimes, when you have a great product, proven to be the “Best Available Technology,” it scares the uninformed. M.A.R.S has Dental Professionals express this fear to us all the time. When a Dental Professional compares the NO maintenance, NO filter LibertyBOSS to the HIGH maintenance and HIGH Cost of filter based amalgam separators. It can sometimes be hard to believe a product like the LibertyBOSS can fulfill all the claims made in our advertising.
M.A.R.S has strong business ethics focusing on evidence-based statements when creating literature about our company and products. This blog series is discussing the common features advertised by M.A.R.S and the facts on which we base our statements.
Today’s blog will be discussing the superior design of the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS.
In the Beginning
When Michael Darcy started M.A.R.S Bio-Med in 2005, he was on a mission to create the most environmentally friendly and cost effect amalgam separator on the market. In the R&D stage of creating the LibertyBOSS, Mr. Darcy canvassed dental practices, asking Dental Professionals their opinion on what features should the ideal amalgam separator possess. Mr. Darcy’s search gave him the following list:
– Low cost
– No maintenance
– Long lasting
– Doesn’t cause suction issues
– Small profile to fit in any mechanical room
– Environmentally friendly
With the above list in mind, Mr. Darcy created the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS, the “Best Available Technology.”
Long Lasting + Low Cost
Sporting the average service life of 3 years and a 3,800 ml sludge capacity, the LibertyBOSS has the longest no maintenance service life in the industry. The design of the LibertyBOSS reduces the amalgam separator costs, as there isn’t a constant need for filters and service. On average, the LibertyBOSS will save a Dental Practice roughly 50% on their amalgam separation costs.
No Maintenance + Doesn’t Cause Suction Issues
Currently, the industry standard for minimum restriction of flow in an amalgam separator is ½” to ¾.” The LibertyBOSS was designed to restrict the flow to no smaller than 1 ½”. The purpose of this broad diameter design is to make clogging virtually impossible and remove the need for required inspections of plugging and filling.
Big in all the Right Places
The LibertyBOSS was designed to have significant capacity, utilizing every available section of our system to create a big amalgam separator with a small footprint. Generally speaking, the LibertyBOSS takes less room in a mechanical room than other common amalgam separators. Standing at just over 19” high and just over 13” wide, the LibertyBOSS can fit in almost every mechanical room. As mentioned earlier, the LibertyBOSS does not require any maintenance or inspections for up to 3 years. Our no maintenance and long service life allows the LibertyBOSS to be installed almost anywhere as you will not have to service it for many years. What this means for the installation of your LibertyBOSS, unlike other amalgam separators which require access for their weekly inspections, the LibertyBOSS can be tucked away from view, clearing space of up in a mechanical room.
The Best Available Technology
Environmentally Friendly The followers of M.A.R.S will know that the LibertyBOSS has been independently studied multiple times, proven to be the “Best Available Technology” and the most environmentally friendly amalgam separator in the industry. The primary reason behind our success is the foresight and knowledge Mr. Darcy had when designing the LibertyBOSS. Back in early 2005, Mr. Darcy already knew that dissolved mercury is a serious problem in the Dental Industry, though he lacked the technology to prove its existence.
Mr. Darcy’s understanding of dissolved mercury is what inspired him to surpass the standards in which amalgam separators are measured and create an internal scrubber of activated media to capture the dissolved mercury. The secondary filtration of the LibertyBOSS is why we hold the title of “Best Available Technology.”
M.A.R.S is continuously growing and improving our line of products to better serve our customers, the community, and the environment. Nothing proves this more than a soon to be publically released White Paper illustrating how the combined use of the M.A.R.S products can reduce the mercury discharge from a Dental Practice to an unreadable amount at the sewer.
In addition to protecting the environment from mercury, the M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS is 100% recyclable. The LibertyBOSS is the only rotomolded amalgam separator. We make our product with a low-density polyethylene for strength and durability. The quality of the material we use allows us to disinfect and reuse the base and lid of the LibertyBOSS. When the plastic becomes unusable to M.A.R.S, we send the parts to be recycled, as polyethylene is quickly broken down and recycled. Mr. Darcy designed the LibertyBOSS to be easily recyclable, as his theory is “if we are going to protect the world from mercury, why to pollute it with plastic?”
Need More Answers?
M.A.R.S encourages questions; we love to be a source of information. If you would like to learn more about M.A.R.S and our products, or if you have questions about the EPA Regulation, please do not hesitate to contact M.A.R.S Bio-Med. Alternatively, we can direct you to our knowledgeable “Trusted Distributors.” Any company who carries the M.A.R.S brand receives specialized training on amalgam separators, evacuation line cleaners, and the EPA Regulation.