Lifting the Confusion about N95 Masks
A sharp increase in global demand for PPE in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak has left healthcare professionals all over Canada scrambling for supplies. And one item at the top of everybody’s shopping list is the N95 mask. Designed to achieve a very close facial fit, the N95 delivers efficient filtration for small airborne particles.
But just how critical is the N95 in combating the spread of COVID-19, and what are the alternatives?
In conversation with Dr. Michelle Zwicker, President Elect of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association, Dr. Aaron Burry eases some of the concerns surrounding N95 masks. He discusses the available alternatives, and talks about some of the wider precautions that can be taken to minimize risk of infection in the dental office.
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Until next time!
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager