IDA just learned that Iowa is one of the first 18 states to obtain a special allotment of KN95 masks from the FEMA stockpile. By 5:00 PM today, all actively practicing dentists in Iowa will receive an email to request 25 KN95 masks. The requests for the masks will be processed on a first come first serve basis, so we wanted to alert all IDA members of this opportunity immediately.
The email will come from the ADA and will provide a link to allow you to sign up to receive the masks. To complete the order form you will be required to:
- Enter your ADA number (included within the invite) and last name.
- Verify/edit contact information. Please pay special attention to the shipping address.
- Confirm the request to receive an allotment of 25 KN95 masks.
- Enter payment information for the $26.50 fee.
The $26.50 fee covers processing, shipping, handling, and credit card fees. The ADA is NOT charging dentists for masks, as these masks were provided free of charge from FEMA. The charge is to recoup the shipping and handling costs of distribution.
Once the online form is completed and payment received, you will receive a confirmation email and can expect to receive your masks within 10 business days. If the inventory is not available when the order is submitted, ADA is receiving new shipments each week, and you will be placed on a waiting list and informed of this. If additional inventory is not received, the $26.50 will be refunded.
Please watch your email this afternoon and submit your request immediately to ensure you obtain your allotment of KN95s before the supply runs out. We know PPE has been an ongoing issue for our dentists and we hope this will help you as you continue to treat patients in this new and challenging environment.