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CALL TO ACTION: Dentists Asked to Donate Personal Protective Equipment

(Blast Email Sent 3-24-20)

During a recent COVID-19/coronavirus White House press briefing, Vice President Mike Pence called on dentists and other care professionals to donate N95 respirator masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to local hospitals that are reporting or suffering shortages while treating coronavirus patients.

This request is supported by Governor Gregg Abbott and members of the Texas Legislature including Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Senator Kolkhorst publicly thanked TDA for assisting with this important effort. Additionally, TDA president Dr Charles Miller is working directly with US Representative Dr Brian Babin to mobilize dentists’ PPE donations to help hospitals.

Needed PPE includes: NIOSH-approved N95 and higher-grade masks, other masks of any level, gloves, face shields, and medical grade splash protection gowns. If your office has any extra PPE supplies that you will not need for emergency dental procedures, we ask you to help your medical colleagues and front line health care responders that can’t access PPE due to the severe disruption of the PPE supply chain. 



How and Where to Donate PPE in Texas
This list will be updated if/when more information comes in. If your area is not listed below, a good place to start is by contacting hospitals in your area. If you know of a local donation organization that is not listed here, please email TDA Marketing Services Manager Billy Callis at bcallis@tda.org. 




Austin & Travis County

Organization: Travis County Medical Alliance & Foundation
https://www.tcmalliance.org/

Needs:
(Must be in unopened boxes)
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Medical Gowns
Contact Info/How to Donate:
PPE supplies can be dropped off at the Travis County Medical Society offices, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Please call 512-206-1249 prior to arrival and someone will come out to you in the parking lot. Location: 4300 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756.



Dallas

Organization: Dallas Builders Association & North Texas medical societies–Building Hope Drive
http://dallasbuilders.org/covid19/ 
(please see this page for full information, including blood drives)

From the Dallas Builders Association site: “The Dallas Builders Association along with the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and TEXO have partnered with local North Texas County Medical Societies to host an ongoing industry drive. Medical professionals will need equipment for many months to come. They’ll continue to need any unopened surgical, yard, paint or construction masks, latex gloves or face shields. People with those materials can contact the medical society directly for drop off details.”

Needs:
Equipment being accepted must be new and unopened.
(Note from Texas Dental Association: Please note that this list is from the Dallas Builders Association and may not be specific to dentistry. We are making this available to the public.)
  • Mask, N95 Particulate Respirator/Surgical
  • Gloves (non-sterile, powder free)
  • Shoe Covers
  • Impermeable coverall without integrated hood
  • Mask, Standard Procedure, Yellow, Pleat style w/Ear Loops – one size fits all
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • NIOSH & FDA certified (3M 1860)
  • NIOSH & FDA certified, fluid resistant (Gerson 1730)NIOSH certified (3M 8000)
  • NIOSH certified (3M 8210)
  • Duck bill NIOSH & FDA certified fluid shield (Kimberly Clark 46767)

    Building Hope Drive location addresses:
  • Collin County Medical Society – 17330 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75025 (equipment & blood donations)
  • Dallas County Medical Society – 140 East 12th Street Dallas, TX 75203 (equipment donations)
  • Tarrant County Medical Society – 555 Hemphill Street Ft. Worth, TX 76104  (equipment & blood donations will be directed to nearby Carter Blood Care, 7260 Blue Mound Road, Ste. 140, Ft. Worth, TX 76131)
  • Denton County Medical Society – Liberty Pain Associates, 4370 Medical Arts Drive, Ste. 205, Flower Mound, TX 75028 (equipment only)

Organization: Help Dallas County
www.helpdallascounty.org
Forms are available for donating:
  • Hand sanitizer



Lubbock

Organization: Lubbock County Medical Society
www.facebook.com/LubbockCMS

Needs: 
  • Any face masks (must be sealed in packaging)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Face shields

Lubbock County Medical Society Office
(806) 785-7917
juanema@lcgcms.org ; cc: margaret@lcgcms.org





Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, Fulshear
Fort Bend Medical Society
www.fbms.org/tmaimis/

Needs: 
  • Any masks, especially those designated N95 or higher
  • Surgical masks
  • Face shields
  • Goggles
  • Protective eyewear
Masks for painting, auto body work, construction, medical spa supply, nails salons, etc.

Contact
office@fbms.org
www.facebook.com/FortBendMedicalSociety/