PITTSTON, Pa., USA: For dental teams, patient care takes top priority each day, without question. Regular updates of antivirus, imaging and practice management software likely do not receive that same level of attention. This puts practitioners — and their patients — in a vulnerable position, susceptible to attacks on their invaluable data at every moment.
While dentistry has been on the forefront of infection control with the sterilization of instrumentation, the proper surface disinfection of surfaces, the use of PPE and the control of intraoral aerosol through rubber dam use and high-volume evacuation (HVE), general office air purification is becoming the next level of protection to consider.
2020 was shaping up to be a stellar year for America’s ToothFairy. As a resource provider for safety-net dental clinics that treat underprivileged children across the country, the organization was making a profound impact. With only half of its fiscal year complete by January 2020, America’s ToothFairy had already doubled its annual goal by procuring more than $1.1 million in donated products for the organization’s Dental Resource Program (DRP) members.