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2020 Ninth District Dental Association Executive Committee

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2020 Ninth District President

Dr. Christopher Cuomo

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Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.


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To: Ninth District members
 
The Ninth District Dental Association Board of Governors regretfully announces the cancellation of our Wednesday, May 20, 2020 General Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but trust you will understand this decision has been made with an abundance of caution, and in the interest of public health to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
 
We look forward to seeing you at our two remaining 2020 General Meetings:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY and
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.
 
Please note, our Frills and Drills - Celebrating Women in Dentistry social has been postponed to the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Saltaire in Port Chester.
 
We encourage everyone to follow the recommended safety precautions at the CDC’s website.
 
Thank you for your continuing support of the Ninth District Dental Association and we look forward to seeing you September 16th at our General Meeting!
 
Stay Safe and Healthy.
 
Regards,
Stephan Cancian
Executive Director

Latest News From The Ninth District

Decontamination Methods for Reuse of N95 Respirators

The most current literature on decontamination of N95 respirators . . .

Decontamination Methods for Reuse of N95 Respirators

  • The authors reviewed the most current literature on decontamination of N95 respirators, which could enable extension of a limited supply while providing for maximum safety of healthcare professionals. UV light (UVGI), steam heating, dry heat, and vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization all show potential to permit effective and safe reuse of N95 respirators. UVGI and VHP appear to be the most promising candidates. Proper hand hygiene, handling of used PPE, and donning and doffing techniques are paramount when handling contaminated respirators to minimize risk of infection. In addition, a surgical mask or face shield should be worn over the N95 respirator for additional protection and to reduce soiling. Another technique to allow reuse of N95 respirators is decontamination by time for at least 72 hours, while still using careful PPE donning and doffing techniques, as most viral particles will no longer be viable.
  • Filtering face piece respirators (N95) are especially critical for healthcare professionals performing high-risk, aerosol-generating procedures in the upper aerodigestive tract, where the SARS-CoV-2 viral load is high. A decontamination procedure is useful only if it preserves the integrity and electrostatic charge of the filter material and mask fit. The authors conclude that, during times of scarce PPE resources, decontamination by time and rotating N95 masks or resterilization by methods such as UVGI or VHP can mitigate the limited supply of respirators and the risk of infection from the virus on used PPE.

– Laurie C. Carter, DDS, PhD

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