Combat Coronavirus with Our Level III Path-O-Guard™ Face Masks
Most often, the use of a Level III face mask is associated with surgical procedures and infectious diseases. While Richmond Dental and Medical’s highly regarded Level III Path-O-Guard™ Face Masks certainly serve as effective barriers from airborne particles, but they can also help during this most trying of times as we combat coronavirus, globally.
While many dental offices have postponed routine cleanings and examinations, many practices are still offering treatment for more urgent, serious conditions. If you’re working in a dental office during this time, you should consider Richmond's Level III Path-O-Guard™ Face Masks for protecting yourself, your staff, and your patients against COVID-19, seasonal flu, or norovirus.
Whether you are a medical or dental professional who feels like they are coming down with a cold, or have to treat a patient who isn’t feeling well, these masks can come in handy—and keep you healthy.
Here’s a quick list of stats on our Level III Path-O-Guard™ Face Masks:
- 100% latex-free—including the earloops— for maximum comfort
- Exceeds current ASTM-2100 standard for high-barrier surgical face masks
- Face mask pleats cover nose, mouth, and chin for full protection
- 3-ply spunbound fabric provides comfort, filtration, and excellent breathability
- Fiberglass-free filter material employs a particle filtration efficiency of ≥98% at 1.0 micron
- Soft aluminum nosepiece maintains shape when formed to face and is fully enclosed for security
- Available in anti-fluid and anti-fluid/anti-fog
Perhaps most importantly, Level III Path-O-Guard™ Face Masks meet current ASTM-2100 standards for Level 3 surgical face masks:
- Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE) : ≥98%
- Sub-micron Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) at 0.1 micron: ≥98%
- Differential Pressure: <5.0 mm H2O/cm2
- Resistance to penetration by synthetic blood: 160 mmHg
- Flame spread: Class 1
It’s also important to note that masks must fit properly—leaking defeats the purpose. The Centers for Disease Control also notes that facial hair may make getting a good fit less likely and reduce effectiveness in protecting against viruses, especially COVID-19.
Remember, wearing personal protective equipment isn’t just for the procedure and patient at hand. You need to protect yourself from bioaerosol risk both during patient treatment and before-and-after activities like turning a room and instrument cleaning. Bioaerosols are especially prevalent in dental offices, caused by dynamic dental instruments like ultrasonic scalers, air polishers, handpieces, and air water syringes.
Available in blue, pink, and lavender, our award-winning Level III Path-O-Guard™ Face Masks are essential tools in the fight against the highly-contagious coronavirus, as well as other fatal and debilitating conditions brought on by influenza, norovirus, and many other pathogens. At Richmond Dental and Medical we’re always focused on enhancing your experience, and in the case of our face masks, protecting your health, as well as that of your patients and staff.