PPE Information

Obtaining appropriate PPE

To assist members in identifying sources of PPE, the CSDA has implemented a new PPE Vendor Clearinghouse on the CSDA website. Information included in the PPE Vendor Clearinghouse is submitted by CSDA members who have done business with specific companies, so you can feel more confident that the products and customer service have been tried by other dentists. You can access the PPE Vendor Clearinghouse here [password protected]. Please note, however, that inclusion in the PPE Vendor Clearinghouse does not in any way imply an endorsement of the vendor, nor guarantee the quality or quantity of the products they offer. For that reason, members and component societies must do their own research before deciding to do business with any company or individual listed in the clearinghouse.

If you have purchased PPE supplies from a valid and reliable vendor and would like to share that information with other CSDA members, please contribute the information to PPE Vendor Clearinghouse.  Click the button below and complete the online form. This information will be provided on the CSDA website as is for the information of members/component societies who are interested in obtaining PPE. 

This information is being provided for informational and convenience purposes only. Providing information on the CSDA website is in no way implies the CSDA’s endorsement of the vendor/company, or a guarantee of the quality, quantity, or availability of product. Members are required to do their own research before doing business with any vendor.

Access PPE Vendor Clearinghouse

PPE Fees

October 9, 2020 - Back in August, the Attorney General’s office sent several healthcare provider associations a letter concerning PPE fees. The letter addressed in-network healthcare providers charging additional PPE fees and stated:

“It is the Office’s position that charging patients an additional fee for PPE constitutes illegal balance billing when the charges are assessed in connection with in-network services covered by the patients’ health plans.” 

  • PPE Fee Additional Information

New Haven Dental Association Fit Test

The New Haven Dental Association (NHDA) successfully offered N95 fit tests to its member dentists and their clinical staff. Below is a link which provides steps to take to do a similar program with your office or members of your component society. 

New Haven Dental Association Fit Test

​Frequently Asked Questions for KN95s

Download the FAQ for KN95
(August 10, 2020)

Resources to Extend or Reuse N95 Respirators During Supply Chain Challenges

Difficulties in sourcing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic continue, making it important for dental practices to conserve their supplies, especially N95 respirators. The ADA has developed helpful resources to assist dentists in determining when and how to extend the use of N95 masks/respirators while maintaining appropriate infection control.

The definitions of extended use v. reuse, and links to strategies to optimize the supply of N95 respirators, decontamination and reuse of N95 respirators, and guidance on reprocessing respirators are provided in this helpful resource.

Download the Extending the Use of
N95 Masks

N95 Fit Test Information

Want to learn more about fit tests and seal checks for N95 masks? 

Download ADA Guidance

List of fit check resources:

  • Dynamic Dental Services: Howard Pactovis (www.dynamicdentalsafety.com or 855.674.2337)
  • Concentra Occupational Health: 866​.944.6046
  • Velocity Urgent Care in Rocky Hill: 860.372.4990
  • Contact your local Hospital or Fire Marshall for additional contacts

CT Department of Labor
N95 Respirator Training

ADA's Risk Assessment
(password protected)

FDA removes Emergency Use Authorization for some KN95 masks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has removed its Emergency Use Authorization for several KN95 masks, which are made in China, after they failed to meet a minimum particulate filtration efficiency of 95% in National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health testing. Read more.