ID Your Tip

Pros and Cons


  • Has separate air/water channels to prevent leakage.
  • You can visually see the air chamber to assure there is no water in it.


  • Leakage is by far, the most common complaint. This is primarily caused by imporper insertion of the tip, because of the way it is installed. If not "seated" and tightened just right, water easily escapes and contaminates the air channels.
  • It is one of the most expensive tips on the market
  • After irrigation, it is common for users to blow out the water (usually on patient bib, wall, floor or spitoon) to clear the air lines before proceeding to get dry air
  • Sani-Tip® is made from poly-carbonate plastic, making the tip very rigid.
  • Any pressure put on tip will pop the tip from it's connection in the adapter. This leads to loose tips, leaking issues, and patient safety concerns.



  1. Water comes out of the center channel. Air comes out of the six surrounding chambers.
  2. Sani-Tip's proprietary adapter must be loosened and tightened on the removal and the insertion of tips.
  3. After loosening adapter, tip is inserted and is supposed to seat firmly on the adapter protrusion. Incorrect seating leads to leakage. NOTE: No seal at the point of contact to separate air from water.
  4. Tip must be double checked to ensure it is properly seated into adapter, or it can blow out during use.
Has Biodegradable Version NO YES
Proprietary Adapter YES YES
Can Switch with Metal NO NO
Can Use Other Disposables NO NO
Available in Variety of Colors NO YES
Same Length as Metal NO NO
Can Visually see Air Chamber YES YES
Free Adapters NO YES
Lifetime Support Program NO YES
Exchange For Free Program NO YES
Available Direct or Dealer YES YES
Has O-Ring Tip Lock NO NO
Has Dedicated Air/Water Chambers YES YES
Has Competitive Upgrade NO YES
Plant-A-Tree Program NO YES
Has Customer Loyalty Program NO YES
Has Customer Rewards Program NO YES
Has Two Tip lengths YES YES