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Leadership Corner: PPE relief program offers infection control supplies to California dentists at no cost

May 12, 2021 4707

Quick Summary:

Items are available for order on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last and can be ordered through the PPE Relief Direct Store.

Dental practice owners can now order PPE, including N95 masks, face shields and nitrile gloves, at no cost through CDA and the California Medical Association’s PPE relief program.

The program, assisted by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, launched in July 2020 to supply physicians and medical groups with much needed PPE that was difficult to obtain due to the increasing demand caused by the pandemic.

Starting May 12, the program is now open to dental professionals across the state who are having trouble obtaining masks and other infection control products. 

Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis 
While supplies are available at no cost, providers are asked to pay a nominal shipping and handling fee per order to offset the costs of managing the program, including storage, packing and freight preparation, plus actual shipping costs.

The following items are available for order on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last and are nonrefundable. 

  • Coveralls 
  • Face shields 
  • Goggles 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Sanitizing wipes 
  • Isolation gowns 
  • N95 masks 
  • Nitrile gloves 

Place an order in three easy steps 
Providers are not required to be a CDA or CMA member to order supplies through the program.

To place an order: 

  • Visit ppereliefdirect.org  
  • Create an account using your NPI Number 
  • Browse available items and securely order your supplies 

Supplies can only be shipped within California and will take 10-15 business days to arrive.

Providing access to reliable FDA- and CDC-approved supplies from trusted sources is a priority for CDA to ensure members can continue to provide oral care safely and efficiently.

Learn more about the PPE relief program online or contact CMA member services at 800.786.4262.