ClearChoice supports UCLA School of Dentistry's PPE efforts

April 24, 2020

ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers joined the effort spearheaded by the UCLA School of Dentistry to address the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment.

ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers joined the effort spearheaded by the UCLA School of Dentistry to address the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

“We saw how many healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic were in dire need of PPE, and we immediately began looking for solutions to help address the shortage,” said Mark Adams, DDS, MS, prosthodontist and vice president of clinical affairs for ClearChoice Management Services. “We’re very excited to support UCLA’s effort and have enlisted our network of 150 providers to donate through the program.”

UCLA is acting as a distribution center to hospitals servicing COVID-19 patients around the country and is repurposing digital printers for the production of PPE. ClearChoice has already coordinated a donation of surplus PPE from its network and has also repurposed its digital printers, which are currently prototyping 3D printed PPE for immediate use.

In March, ClearChoice realigned its services in all 63 centers to focus on urgent and emergent dental needs, reducing the number of unnecessary emergency room visits as hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.

ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers are a national network of affiliated dental implant providers dedicated to providing adult patients with long-term solutions to chronic dental issues. For more information, visit clearchoice.com.