Dental Air Compressor

For dental clinics, hospitals and labs, an air compressor is a vital part that must be reliable and will be used everyday. So what we need is a low-noise 100% oil-free type air compressor to keep instruments clean and our patients safe during dental procedures.

Clean compressed air most widely used for cleaning, drying process, and powering tools. Typical applications are Dental milling machines, Autoclaves, Sterilizing, Patient simulators, ENT air/vacuum aspirators, Respiratory Equipment, Oxygen concentrators, Nebulizers, Surgical instruments, Tire inflating of wheelchair tire. 

Do you need

Class 0 Oil-free compressed air for your Dental Chairs and tools?


Do you need

Super-silent, Easy-maintenance, Small-footprint for your Dental Applications?


We have more than 30 years’ experience.

How to Choose The Right Dental Air Compressor

When choosing an air compressor for dental practice, the following factors should be pay attention to:


Evaluate and confirm all the air pressure requirements of your dental tools, the pressure you choose should be higher than your maximum air pressure needs. We should take the pressure loss/pressure drop into account. Most dental applications need about 5~6bar pressure, and choose a 7~8bar air compressor.

If the air pressure of the air compressor is lower than the requirements of your tools, may cause damage to the tools and harm to your patients. For example, lower pressure reduce the capacity and failing to drill or cut takes longer time to treat your patients, which costs more time and lets your patients feel bad.

Air Flow

Just like the air pressure, evaluate and confirm all the air flow or air capacity requirements of your dental tools, the air flow you choose should be higher than the total air air flow you need. As a rule of thumb, each dental chair needs about 50 l/min (50LPM OR 2CFM) @ 6 bar, to meet the HTM 2022 standard. You should account for the number of chairs that will be used at the same time.


Most dental clinics need 1~5hp oil free air compressor to run the dental tools, but for some big dental hospitals, the power will be higher.

Quality Requirements for Dental Compressor

In the dental industry, the compressed air should be purified of contaminants before use.
General contaminants are solid particulates, water vapor, and moisture, oil vapors. Which are in the atmospheric air, the lubricating oil for oil-injected type air compressor, the pipes, storage air tank, and distribution.
High quality compressed air is safer for your patients.

Remove the moisture

Generally, for the dentist compressed air, the dew point should be -20℃~-40℃ and use a desiccant air dryer, and for low-risk non-contact compressed air, the dew point can be 3℃ and use a refrigeration air dryer.

Remove the oil

The oil exists in the atmospheric air, so even you choose a 100% Oil-free type air compressor, there is still oil vapor in the compressed air, so the filters should be used. Generally, for dental compressed air, use a 100% oil-free type air compressor is a must.

Remove the particles

The atmospheric air includes solid particulates or dust that may cause contamination if contact with the food products. Other contaminants may come from internal mechanisms of the air compressor system. We also need to use filters to ensure the particle content is no more than 0.01μm.