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Dental Face Shield on a mannequin

Dental face shields are PPE - personal protection equipment. They come in 3 different types; Regular dental face shields, short loupe models and long loupe models. Masks protect the patients from you; face shields protect the dentist or hygenist from the patients.

Dental face shields are produced using 3D printing, CNC cutting machines, foam cutters and other specialized modern equipment. Dental face shields can be worn by all of the dental office staff and hygienists.

Historically face shields were worn in the ICU and infectious units of the hospital. They protect against infectious or hazerdous splash, splatter or sprays. Now they are effective to shield from cough, sneezes and even speaking with infectious COVID-19 people. These airborne viruses will go right through cloth or surgical masks. A 2014 cough simulation study by Willima G. Lindsley showed a face shield reduced inhalation exposure by the worker by 96% at 18 inches apart. Much like the plexy glass being installed for grocery check out lanes, face shields provide individuals this protection.

WhiteClouds offers 3 dental face shields that help project all of the employees in a dentistry business:

  1. The dental face shields are meant to be used for hygienists and office personal
  2. The dental short loupes face shields are to be used in conjunction with shorter loupes - 2" or shorter loupes
  3. The dental long loupes face shields are to be used in conjunction with longer loupes - longer than 2". The long loupes face shields have an extended frame that provides 4" of clearance from the tip of the nose to the clear face shield. It also comes as a kit with 10 removable transparent face shields.

The question is often asked: What is better – a face shield or a face mask? A recent article in JAMA came out in favor of medical face shields compared to surgical or home-made cloth masks. Here is why we find face shields better:

  1. Face Shields are more comfortable
  2. With the wrap-around advantage, face shields protect the entire face
  3. Face Shields don't heat up the face, whereas wearing masks do
  4. Glasses fit comfortably under the dental face shield
  5. Face shields, even disposable face shields, are easy to clean and disinfect
  6. Inexpensive and easy to buy
  7. Face shields naturally remind the wearer not to touch face
  8. Instant Shielding form unexpected break in physical distancing
  9. Being able to see through face shields enables lip reading for deaf and hard-of-hearing communication
  10. Glasses don't slide down or fly off like they do with the face masks (caused from humidity that loosens the hold on the glasses around the nose)
  11. Face Shields offer you the opportunity to eat while wearing a face shield – just be careful.

Features and Benefits

Face Shield on a dentist wearing loupes
  • FDA Approved
  • Superior protection of eyes and face by reducing direct contact with infectious splash, splatter, and spray from blood, saliva, body fluids, and hazardous materials
  • Face shield is used by medical, dental, emergency healthcare works, and many other industries where face/eye protection is necessary
  • Full-length face shield accommodates eye glasses, goggles, and half-face respirators
  • Lightweight design allows for comfortable and extended wear
  • Adjustable cord lock stoppers easily tighten or loosen the fit making this a one-size-fits-all
  • Shield is made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic allowing for maximum clearness and full peripheral vision
  • Headband is made of 1.5" thick polyurethane foam that holds the shield away from the face, fits snugly against the forehead with no pressure on the temples, and wraps completely around the face.
  • Hypoallergenic foam band can absorb sweat and provide enough room for eye glasses or safety goggles.
  • The long loupes face shields are made with 3D printing from PLA (polylactic acid).
  • The straps are attached to the face shields through pre-drilled reinforced holes.
  • Quick and easy to wear and remove
  • The face shield provides excellent visibility, is optically clear, and distortion-free
  • Resistant to fogging
  • Latex free
  • Meets the requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003
  • Made in the USA
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Specifications

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Height: 9.75"
Width: 14.25" flat - 10.5" when worn
Thickness Headband: 1.50"
Thickness Shield: 0.025"
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Color: Clear
Usage: Disposable Shields: (Can be cleaned)
Shield Material: PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
Strap Material: Shock Cord - Multiple Strands
Headgear Adjustment: Cord Lock Stoppers
Shipping: Flexible packaging

Technology and Materials

  • We have 95 3D Printers with about 55 of those specifically available for 3D printing parts used in face shields. We use PLA materials for prototyping parts used in our face shield fabrication.
  • We have customization capabilities using other materials and other 3D Printer capabilities.
  • We use industrial CNC routers/cutters in our production of face shields
  • We can use polycarbonate, cellulose acetate, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for our face shields.

Pricing

WhiteClouds has attractive pricing with quantity discounts. We accept Wire Transfers, MasterCard and VISA. The price of face shields is based on the quantity ordered, any special packaging requirements, custom modifications, distribution needs, or private labeling. Each face shield order is bid individually and the best way to determine cost is to contact us and let us prepare a bid to match your requirements. Call us now at 385-206-8700 or fill out the form below.

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Common Questions

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What size head will your face shield fit?

All of our face shields have adjustable stoppers making it easy to fit any size head.

Why do you need dental face shields if you are already using masks?

Face shields provide better protection from splashing, splatter, and spray from bodily fluids.

Is private labeling available?

If you need a logo or instructions on the dental face shield, we can apply custom vinyl wraps.

Can we customize the dental face shields?

Yes, we have 3D design capabilities to create unique dental face shields to meet your special requirements.

Can we ship to multiple locations?

Yes

Can we change the number of dental face shields packaged together?

Yes

How quickly can we ship?

Typically, we can begin shipping your orders once production has completed. Depending on size of order, special requirements, and our workload this can be as soon as next day.

How many can we produce daily?

We can produce approximately 4000 per day and are currently ramping up for more.

Can our shields be used more than once?

Our face shields are intended for a single use, but they are built strong enough for multiple uses. We recommend you clean them with sanitary disinfectant wipes. We also offer a model designed to work with dental loupes, these come with replaceable shields.

What types of organizations are WhiteClouds customers?

We work with customers all over the world in all industries including many Fortune 500 organizations. We produce 3D medical models for healthcare providers and 3D veterinary models for various veterinary customers. See some of our customers here.

Do you have a question we didn‘t answer? Don't hesitate to contact us at 1-385-206-8700 or sales@whiteclouds.com.

Worldwide Delivery

WhiteClouds has delivered models around the world.