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Barbara Jansen’s Reliable Dust Collector

Barbara Jansen

– Lab Owner, Laminates Plus Dental Lab


Barbara is a small lab owner based out of Massachusetts and when she started her lab she needed a Reliable Dust Collector for porcelain trimming, model cleanup, and for polishing crown and bridges. She was concerned that she would spend a lot on a dust collector that would only last her ten years. Here is the breakdown of her perfect reliable dust collector:


  • Inexpensive
  • Quiet
  • Efficient (air suction)
  • Dependable
  • And easy maintenance


  • Porcelain trimming
  • Model cleanup
  • Polishing crowns and bridges


  • One station



Based off of Barbara’s stipulations she bought a Vaniman Star, the older version of the Vanguard Gold 2x, which has successfully met her needs and lasted her for 23 years and counting. This reliable dust collector is perfect for individual work stations in the Dental Lab or Dental Office where dependability and quiet operation is a must.


At year ten she replaced the brushes and at year 23 she replaced the motor. Both the brushes and the motor were replaced by Barbara in 15 minutes with the help of a Tech Tip.

She has been satisfied with her Reliable Dust Collector for years and had a few things to say about Vaniman.

“Dependable workhorse that is quiet, effective (air suction), and easy to replace filters and parts.”

“The customer service is always available and unsurpassed.”

– Barbara Jansen

Have you had success with either the Vaniman Star or Vanguard Gold 2x? What do you like or dislike about it?

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