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Ninth District Headquarters Office - Hawthorne, NY

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2020 Ninth District President

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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.

Virtual Ninth District Dental Association

Installation of Officers-

Thursday, December 17th at 7:00pm


Join us by Zoom to celebrate the

Annual Installation of 2021 NDDA Officers

Join your Ninth District colleagues on Thursday, December 17, to celebrate the Installation of Officers as well as honor incoming and outgoing Leaders.

This special live-streamed event will feature some photos of past installations and pictures of Officers, then and now, starting at 6:30pm. Please sign in by 6:30pm, so we are all assembled before the Installation begins at 7:00pm.

Register here for the Zoom ceremony.

While we won't be together in-person, you can still offer your congratulations and good wishes to board officers and members! Send them via email to ninth@ninthdistrict.org and we will share with the membership in the March Bulletin.

We know many of our traditional events have been affected by the pandemic, but we want to take this evening to honor and celebrate our members and dedicated leaders, just as we have done for 121 years. NDDA is a strong family and we will continue to support each other and grow together! We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
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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