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Oregon Dental Association dentists, volunteers donate PPE to help emergency relief

April 20, 2020
Oregon Dental Association PPE donation drive
Four hope: Oregon Dental Association President Barry Taylor (left), Multnomah Dental Society Executive Director Loral Mattson (middle), Multnomah Dental Society President Dennis Nicola (right), and “Big Jim” Mattson, Lora’s husband and volunteer (in the truck), collect and load personal protective equipment into a 10-foot U-haul truck while practicing social distancing. The supplies were delivered to the state after international PPE shortages caused by COVID-19.
Oregon Dental Association PPE donation drive
Hands on: Dr. Normund Auzins, personal protective coordinator, immediate past president of the Multnomah Dental Society and immediate past president of the Oregon Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, packs and loads PPE into a U-Haul truck for donation to the state after shortages caused by COVID-19. Oregon Dental Association member dentists and volunteers collected more than 60,000 masks and about 600,000 gloves, gowns and face shields to be delivered to the state for emergency relief.
Oregon Dental Association PPE donation drive
Togetherness: Dr. Dennis Nicola (left), and Dr. Normund Auzins pose in front of a U-haul truck filled with over 600,000 masks, gowns, gloves and facemasks to be delivered to the state for emergency relief.