Mydent, Hauppauge, NY, has launched its new DEFEND Level 1, 2, and 3 Face Masks to protect healthcare professionals based on procedures performed. According to the company, the masks comply with guidelines set forth by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and feature a new, exclusive quad-fold design to ensure maximum comfort.
DEFEND Level 1 masks (ASTM low barrier) are designed for procedures with low amounts of blood, fluid, spray, and/or aerosol exposure. Common clinical examples include patient exams, operatory cleaning, impressions, lab trimming, and orthodontic work. DEFEND Level 2 masks (ASTM moderate barrier) are ideal for procedures where moderate to light amounts of fluid, spray, and/or aerosols are produced. Level 2 masks are suitable for restoratives, prophylaxis, sealants, limited oral surgery, and endodontic work. DEFEND Level 3 masks (ASTM high barrier) are designed for procedures with moderate to heavy amounts of blood, fluid, spray, and/or aerosol exposure. High barrier protection masks are intended for procedures ranging from implant placement, crown preparation, and periodontal or complex oral surgery.
DEFEND Level 1 and Level 2 masks are available in blue, pink, and white and feature dual fit chin contour technology. In addition, they are fiberglass/latex free and made with a form-fitting pliable nose and chin band.
DEFEND Level 3 masks feature a 4-ply design with a fluid resistant outer layer. These masks are also available in blue, pink, and white.
New DEFEND Level 1, 2, and 3 Face Masks are available through most dental dealers. To request free samples, visit defend.com/freesamples or call (800) 275-0020.