PPE Information

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

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N95 Respirator Training

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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.

Obtaining appropriate PPE

Have you contacted your local health department to ask for PPE? Although the quantity, type, and quality may differ from town to town, it’s worth placing a call to request supplies! Click here for local health department contact information.

The ADA has no authority over supply production or distribution, and therefore recommends that each individual dentist contact their personal distributor, perhaps daily, to secure whatever supplies are available. There is no overarching strategy to access needed PPE, as the pinch point is supply vs. overwhelming demand. Click here for the list of the authorized dealers on the FDA website

Massachusetts Dental Society Webinar on Industry Issues in the Time of COVID
There is still much unease and uncertainty, especially with the supply chain of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), as dental practices begin to prepare to reopen their practices. Join Ellen Factor, MDS managing director of membership and dental practice, as she leads a video Q&A with two executives from Henry Schein on “Industry Issues in the Time of COVID.” David Kochman, vice president of corporate affairs and deputy chief of staff in the office of the CEO, and Anthony (AJ) Caffentzis, president of U.S. dental distribution, address testing and the supply chain status. Thank you to the Massachusetts Dental Society for sharing this webinar with our members. 

Watch the MDS Webinar