Honolulu dental lab revamped into face mask factory for those fighting coronavirus
BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM |
March 25, 2020
| Updated on March 28, 2020 at 6:55 am
Dentist Erik Muraoka of Kaizen Dental Center has turned his dental lab into a factory for face shields needed by medical professionals combating COVID-19. Muraoka holds a baseball cap and a plastic visor fitted with transparency sheets attached with 3-D printed clips. Muraoka favors the baseball cap since they are readily available although he cautioned that fabric hats must be washed after every use by medical professionals.
Dentist Erik Muraoka holds a fresh batch of 3-D printed clips which are used to fasten transparencies to hats or visors as a face shield.
Officer manager Ha Ngo holding donated sheets of overhead transparencies. The sheets are secured to the bill of a hat or visor with 3-D printed clips.
Dental assistant Marv Garcia holds one of the 3-D printed clips which can fasten a transparent sheet to the bill of a hat or visor.
A batch of 3-D printed clips, which can fasten a transparent sheet to the bill of a hat or visor, is being cured with a UV lamp.
Dentist Erik Muraoka of Kaizen Dental Center has made 500 shields so far and has been giving them away at no cost. Muraoka is seen with one of three 3-D machines he has in his lab.