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SBRI – Face mask challenge


How can we supply clinical staff with more appropriately fitting, safe and economical respiratory protection and ensure delivery of an assured fit in a more efficient manner?                  

Dental Services have had to accommodate huge changes in the way that they operate as a result of COVID-19 additional infection control precautions.

Aerosols are generated during a number of dental procedures such as fillings, scaling, some surgical procedures, increasing the risk of exposure to Covid-19 infection and, potentially, other respiratory pathogens such as TB to dental staff.

The widespread use of enhanced-level PPE or Personal Protective Equipment (defined as level 2 in Wales) which includes use of disposable (single-use) face mask respirators known as FFP3 masks has now become accepted essential practice when providing any aerosol-generating procedure (AGP) in dentistry.

The fit of an FFP3 respirator mask is somewhat bespoke compared to the fit of the traditional type of mask used in dentistry. It is essential to ensure that the respirator mask for each individual is the correct size and design and provides an adequate seal or fit. An inadequate fit increases the potential for exposure to infection.

Briefing Event

23 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

This 1hr interactive webinar offers the opportunity to learn more about the SBRI Face Mask Challenge and to gain an understanding of how to submit a project application.

Booking is essential – to book please visit: SBRI - FACE MASK CHALLENGE


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