Keeping Staff and Patients Safe: Personal Protective Equipment and Donning and Doffing Advice

Nothing is more important than protecting the lives of your patients and staff. Yet new circumstances you and other dental professionals are now facing require the use of more personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper procedures for ensuring you and your team are securely covered – from head to toe.

We’re connecting you here with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for donning and doffing your PPE correctly.

CDC-recommended sequence for putting on PPE. Click the image to view the full PDF with the sequence for both putting on PPE and the removal of PPE.

Next, peruse our recommended personal protection products aimed at helping you achieve your high standards for infection prevention.

3M™ N95 Particulate Respirator Mask

3M N95 Particulate Respirator Mask provides protection against certain airborne biological particles. The masks are approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for at least 95% filtration efficiency against non-oil-based particles but cannot eliminate the risk of contracting infection, illness or disease.

Featuring a secure seal design with dual straps and a welded dual-point attachment, these respirator masks are lightweight, disposable and offer advanced electrostatic media for enhanced breathability.

Medicom® SafeMask® SofSkin® Procedure Earloop Face Masks – ASTM F2100 Level 3

Medicom SafeMask SofSkin Procedure Earloop Face Masks offer infection control and will stay soft for your entire procedure.

Patterson® TactileGuard™ Nitrile Exam Gloves

Patterson TactileGuard Exam Gloves provide latex-free comfort employs soft nitrile technology. Textured fingertips allow for just the right balance between tactile sensitivity and safety. Latex- and powder-free for convenience.

Patterson® Fabric Cover Gowns

Patterson Fabric Cover Gowns are nonsterile, procedure isolation gowns designed to protect health professionals and patients from cross-contamination. Single use and disposable, the gowns offer knit cuffs for increased protection and back, neck and waist ties for the perfect, individual fit.

Medicom SafeWear™ Form-Fit Isolation Gowns™

Designed to keep you protected and offer the right fit, SafeWear Form-Fit Isolation Gowns provide excellent barrier protection using top quality fabrics.

Crosstex® Disposable Face Shields

Providing increased protection against splash, spatter and aerosols, Crosstex Disposable Face Shields are optically clear, full-length shields with a special, fog-free, double-sided coating. An ultrasonically welded 1-1/2″ vented, foam headband keeps the shield off the face to provide maximum comfort and protection.

Discover our full selection of protective infection control products here.