SecureFit Technology Face Masks
- “Masks have a good fit and are secure and comfortable.”
- “I like the top and bottom strips for better adaptation/comfort.”
- “Easy to breath – does not fog up glasses.”
- “I like the availability of three barrier levels.”
- “Loved it – the best earloop mask I have ever tried.”
- “Some of the masks had an unpleasant odor.”
- “Ultra masks affect my breathing slightly; however, I find them much more breathable than other high barrier masks.”
SecureFit® Face Masks are a patent pending fluid-resistant, ear loop, disposable, single-use face masks. These face masks have an enclosed aluminum strip both above the nose and under the chin. The wearer pinches the strips to create a custom fit with a tight seal at the top, sides and bottom of the mask. SecureFit Masks conform to any size or shape face and are available in all three ASTM performance classifications.
- Isofluid – low barrier (PFE = firstname.lastname@example.org micron),
- Procedural – moderate barrier (PFE = email@example.com micron)
- Ultra – high barrier (PFE = firstname.lastname@example.org micron).
Each type has a fluid resistant outer layer; a white inner layer and aluminum nose and chin pieces, as well as, earloops that are ultrasonically welded to the outside of the mask to reduce irritation. All three types are sold in 50-count boxes. SecureFit Masks were evaluated by 37 consultants, in 1,830 uses, and received a 96% clinical rating.
The fit of SecureFit Mask was excellent. Consultants appreciated being able to snug it under the chin with the shorter aluminum strip. The longer (5 inch) aluminum strip adapts well to the bridge of the nose, providing a strong seal which reduced fogging of eyewear. The Isofluid and Procedural masks allow easy breathing; however, due to the higher filter media design in the Ultra mask, the breathability was somewhat reduced. All of the masks have an inner layer that is soft to the skin with comfortable earloops. Seventy-three percent of consultants reported that SecureFit Face Masks were better than their current face masks and 16% reported that they were equivalent. Seventy-six percent would switch to SecureFit Face Masks and 89% would recommend them.
Use Isofluid masks for exams and cases with little fluid or spray.
Use Procedural masks for most dental procedures where light to moderate aerosol is anticipated.
Use Ultra masks for long procedures or those producing moderate to heavy amounts of fluid.