To help fight the coronavirus pandemic, byte will use its 3-D specialty labs to make masks, face shields, and ventilator parts. Its locations in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Redlands, California, will uses their 150 Park Dental Research Juell 3D printers to produce thousands of these items each day.
“During this unprecedented time, we want to do everything we can, in whatever way possible, to step up and contribute,” said byte cofounder Scott Cohen.
“Every day, we hear of medical supply shortages across the country that are hindering medical professionals from doing their jobs, and we hope this initiative will alleviate some of these shortages. We will continue to do everything in our power to help,” said Cohen.
The company also is providing free teledentistry to anyone who needs assistance through its byteCares program and via its network of more than 160 licensed dentists and orthodontists nationwide to support the country in a virtual environment.
Plus, byte is offering consultations with its chief dental officer, Dr. John Marashi, through a series of ongoing Instagram live streams. The company is looking to connect with other companies or health organizations in need of additional resources as well.