Air Compressors

Used to power dental tools, a dental compressor is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any dental practice. Investing in a dental air compressor system with the physical attributes most suited to your needs is key to providing a safe and clean environment.

How to Select a Dental Air Compressor for Your Practice

Practice size and number of users

Consider the size of your practice, the number of clinicians, and the desired air compressor size. Be careful to account for the number of personnel who regularly use your equipment, as too much simultaneous use could strain your system.


Oil-free air compressors require lesser servicing and maintenance. They are also more beneficial to the health of your patients because they work with less volatile substances.


Your compressor power range controls its ability to pump air. Dental air compressors come in a range of power ratings. In most of New Zealand’s dental practices, compressors with 1–5 HP are suitable.


Most manufacturers measure their pressure requirements in bars (1 bar equals 14.5 psi). All dental equipment has a specific pressure requirement, with most using a pressure of 5 bar. To avoid straining your equipment and to ensure it runs continuously at peak performance, it’s a good idea to generate slightly more pressure than each unit requires.

Henry Schein Provides the Air Quality You Need

Upgrade your practice with a state-of-the-art dental air compressor from brands like Cattani and Durr. Visit our showroom to view our range of high-quality dental compressors, or contact our team for more information on choosing a suitable one for your clinic.

Air Compressors