While Dental TLC in Sandy Springs, Ga is temporarily shut down, one our incredible hygienists is using her time wisely.
As medical professionals search for more PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Barbara from Dental TLC is trying to help. She has been making homemade face masks from her home to aid medical professionals in need.
So far she has donated to nurses that her daughter knows from high school. The majority of her hand-made masks have been donated to a company called Personal Care, who handles home health care for the medically needy.
If you would like to help contribute to this awesome cause click on this link to learn how to make these masks using this how-to video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJcE-r7kcg. It includes instructions on what fabrics to use, measurements and a sewing guide.
Insiders information: Joann Fabrics are currently working with hospitals to contribute.
While these are not the recommended N95 masks, the CDC guidelines permit healthcare professionals to wear homemade cotton masks as “last resort”. HCP are beyond grateful for what the volunteers are doing (see link below for more information).