Mydent International has launched new and improved DEFEND Level 1, 2 and 3 Face Masks to protect healthcare professionals based on procedures performed. The masks comply with guidelines set forth by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and feature a new 4-fold design for improved breathability.
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. Available in blue, pink, and white (sensitive), these masks feature dual fit chin contour technology. DEFEND Level 1 masks are fiberglass/latex free and made with a form-fitting pliable nose and chin band.
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. Available in blue, pink, and white, these masks feature dual fit chin contour technology. DEFEND Level 2 masks are fiberglass/latex free and made with a form-fitting pliable nose and chin band.
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 is needed for procedures such as implant placement, crown preparation, and periodontal or complex oral surgery. Protecting against high bacterial infiltration, Level 3 masks feature a 4-ply design with a fluid resistant outer layer. These masks are available in blue, pink, and white. In addition, Level 3 is available as a blue mask with shield.
New DEFEND Level 1, 2 and 3 Face Masks are available through most dental dealers. To request free samples, visit www.defend.com/level-mask-samples or call 1-800-275-0020.
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