Posted on 10th March 2020
With thousands of Australian dental practices facing imminent closure and the dental health of Australians in jeopardy, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) applauds the Federal Government for sourcing a new supply of masks.
On Sunday, March 8, the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the dental and medical professions would together receive 54 million masks.
This is a combination of surgical masks, P2 and N95 respirators which will form part of the National Medical Stockpile for use by medical, dental and aged care professionals. It is not yet known how many of these will go to dentists.
Read more at ada.org.au