Dental Masks & Face Shields
Face Masks: These should be worn to protect patients from micro-organisms released through the nose or mouth of the wearer. They also protect the wearer during surgical procedures that may cause splashes or sprays of body fluids. Face Masks should be replaced between patients and/or immediately the mask gets wet or moist.
Face Shields: Similar protections as face masks but not as effective against airborne infections as face shields allow free circulation of air under the shield. Very good protection against sprays and splashes.