PRODUCTS TO SEE AT GNY
Interview with Jason Ludvig, brand manager, Medicom
The masks that dental practices use are
probably the 6,782nd most pressing concern of
their day. Why should a dentist or dental team
member care about the mask they wear?
Masks are essential to keeping a dental visit safe for both
the clinician and the patient. The plethora of bacteria,
viruses, and other infectious agents are too numerous
to count, so having the right mask for the right task is a
Switching products in a dental office can be
painful. Doing something different takes
thought, research, and time to deliberate—all
things at are at a premium in our offices! What
makes your mask worth the effort to switch?
Medicom offers a comprehensive product line with quality
you can trust at prices you will love. Whether you want
fashionable colors, L1 or L3 protection, a perfect fit, a
mask for sensitive skin, masks for short or long procedures, or masks with or without a visors, we have it all.
With our mask line, you have a one-stop shop to make the
mask-buying and mask-wearing experience a breeze.
Medicom face masks
C O M P A N Y Medicom
GREATER NEW YORK BOOTH NO. 4028
MORE INFORMATION medicom.com
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT BY
Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD
Can you review the different levels of
protection—L1, L2, and L3?
The levels of protection are based on the amount of fluid
present in a procedure. The more fluid, the higher the level
of protection you want: L1 being the lowest and L3 being
the highest. For exams, you want an L1 mask, but for extractions or procedures using highspeed handpieces, you
would want an L3 mask. Procedures involving air/water
syringe tips are more in the L2 realm.
Are these protections of the L1, L2, and L3 masks
Yes. There are five basic attributes that are quantified:
fluid resistance, bacterial filtration, particulate filtration,
breathability, and flame spread. You can understand the
differences between masks in this simple table:
Attribute Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Fluid resistance 80 mmHg 120mmHg 160mmHg
Bacterial filtration ( 3.0 micron) 95% 98% 98%
Particulate filtration (0.1 micron) 95% 98% 98%
Breathability 4.0 5.0 5.0
Flame spread Class 1 Class 1 Class 1
Our masks make sure you’re comfortable and protected.