Chicago Dental Society donates PPE

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/1/2020 12:28 PM

The Chicago Dental Society this week donated approximately 81,000 personal protective equipment items to several area hospitals and local nursing home facilities.

With most dental offices closed as a result of the pandemic, CDS members across nine branches pooled resources and donated unused supplies.


The items included 74,086 gloves, 6,785 masks, 100 hair nets, and 87 suits and gowns, and other protective materials.

Supplies were donated to University of Illinois Chicago, Northwest Community Hospital, Franciscan/Olympia Fields Hospital, and a few local nursing home facilities.

This follows an initial donation from CDS last week that included 800 masks, 5,700 gloves and approximately 4,000 gowns to UIC, which were in reserve from the organization's recent Midwinter Meeting, an annual dental conference in February at McCormick Place.

The total for all PPE materials donated is 91,578. Supplies are still being collected and additional donations will occur in coming weeks.

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