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Dental PPE No Longer Under Allocation Limits
Personal protective equipment (PPE) for oral health professionals is no longer in short supply, according to the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). PPE—such as surgical masks, respirators, and disposable gowns—is integral to protecting oral health professionals from SARS-CoV-2. Previously during the global pandemic, PPE manufacturers put limits on these items to ensure supply continued to be available. OSAP reports that these limits have been lifted, and the optimization of PPE, which included reusing some PPE, is also no longer needed. However, the Dental Trade Alliance notes that shortages of disinfectant spray and wipes, in addition to nitrile, which is used to manufacture many types of nonlatex gloves, remain present. Click here for more info.