It is undeniable that the need for dental infection control equipment is rapidly growing amid the current global pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen severe PPE shortages affecting medical and dental professionals; these shortages are accompanied by concerns about whether these professionals will have access to the equipment they need in the event of a second wave. As we are expected to experience a second wave of the COVID-19 virus in autumn, the need for dental infection control equipment is projected to grow even further.
Within the past year, Yates Motloid announced the arrival of its newest product, Dust-X, as an essential piece of dental infection control equipment for chairside adjustments. Dust-X is unique to Yates Motloid and works by keeping contaminated particles produced by grinding out of the air and surrounding area; it collects contaminated particles in a disposable container for easy clean-up.
Regarding the application of Dust-X, the product’s inventor Karrie Velky said, “Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, the acrylic dust was disgusting. It covers the entire room, it’s bad for your lungs if you breathe it in and takes time to thoroughly clean the area.” She explains, “But now it’s so much more than that; it’s a matter of public health. We can no longer do things the way we used to. Dental offices are changing their operations to adapt to this new reality and combat the spread of infectious diseases.”
Adjusting to a new reality is no easy feat, especially with new information and guidelines surfacing regularly. Dust-X aims to help dentists make this transition easier while being able to assure patients and staff that sanitation efforts are being implemented every step of the way.
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