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A-dec joins the fight against COVID-19

By Dental Tribune USA
April 02, 2020

Newberg, Ore. — A-dec has announced that it is manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has been working to develop a variety of PPE products that are in critical need by health-care workers.

“For more than 55 years, A-dec has lived by the principle of prioritizing concern for people above all else.” said Scott Parrish, A-dec president and CEO. “As a family-owned, Newberg manufacturer, A-dec is proud to bring much-needed PPE to Oregon’s health-care workers. This is what we should be doing during this unprecedented time: Working together to solve problems and take care of communities.”

In the wake of the COVID-19, A-dec launched programs and infection control resources to support health-care professionals practicing dentistry during the crisis. After being contacted by a local health-care worker from Legacy Health with a request for assistance, A-dec employees worked around the clock over a weekend to develop prototypes of needed supplies.

During the course of just over a week, A-dec has converted several of its manufacturing areas to produce PPE for health and emergency responder systems in the local area.

While A-dec and its partners in health care have been able to mobilize their efforts, there is a prevalent shortage of the raw materials needed to make these products. A-dec is calling on other product makers, suppliers and organizations to come alongside the company to support these efforts and reduce the continued risk exposure of workers and patients during this global emergency.

To learn about how you can contribute, contact A-dec directly at PR@a-dec.com.

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