The North American Dental Group has secured N95 protective masks for Allegheny Health Network’s frontline caregivers throughout western Pennsylvania. Based in Pittsburgh, the dental service organization (DSO) provided an initial supply of 5,000 respirators on April 3.
“We are proud and pleased to be able to help out the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who are caring for their patients and battling COVID-19 on the frontlines during this pandemic,” said Andrew Matta, chief medical officer and company cofounder.
“Given the significant and increasing demand for PPE across the country, we leapt into action and were able to secure these N95 masks,” said Matta.
“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re working around the clock to secure the critical supplies necessary to prepare for a potential surge of patients across our facilities in the days and weeks to come,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, president and CEO of Allegheny Health Network.
“We are extremely grateful to the North American Dental Group for supporting these efforts. Their contribution speaks to the importance of organizations across every industry coming together in a time of crisis to meet the needs of our communities,” said Hundorfean.
The North American Dental Group said it also is supporting frontline medical professionals by keeping some of its supported dental practices open, including Refresh Dental and Precision Dental Specialty, to provide emergency dental care.
Providing treatment for dental emergencies in dental practices keeps these patients out of overstressed medical facilities, the DSO said, and allows frontline medical professionals to focus on caring for patients affected by the pandemic.