Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


MAY 31, 2020 
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Dentists Can Reopen Statewide Tomorrow and Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Confirms 1,110 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 370,770; New Cases in 45 Counties Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York dentists can reopen statewide tomorrow. Dentists' offices will be subject to state guidance on best practices for safety and social distancing. The Governor also updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New cases, hospitalizations, intubations and deaths are all declining as of yesterday.

"The reduction in New York's new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, intubations and other metrics represent tremendous progress from where we were," Governor Cuomo said. "We have gone through hell and back -- we are on the other side and it's a lesson for all of us, and we need to stay vigilant as we reopen different parts of the state so that we don't backslide. I am also authorizing dentists to resume their practices statewide starting tomorrow as long as they follow health and safety guidelines that the state is laying out and that we have been discussing with them."

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


The NYS Department of Health has released the following document: Interim Guidance For Dentistry During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. It is important that you review the document and follow the instructions on the last page.

Note: The last page contains a link at the bottom of the page that will take you to an acknowledgement form. Once completed, you must submit online.


The information about ​vendors and services contained below does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Eighth District Dental Society.

National Dental Supply Chains:

- Henry Schein Dental
- Patterson Dental
- TDSC The Dental Supply Company  (NYSDA sponsored)
- Benco Dental

Face Masks, Face Shields:
- NISSHA Medical Technologies (variety of PPE equipment & supplies) 716.847.7504 Dr. Mike Gaglio
- Niagara Scientific Products (KN95 masks) 716-759-6174 Jon, Jenn DeMeis
- MedActive John Freda (KN 95 masks) 716-510-4070
- UB Dr. Praveen Arany (3D printed masks)
- Anton DecoTech Bill McCauley (716-857-0220)
- NelDerm Face Shields (440-867-3214)
- Ultralight Optics: (loupe compatible face shields)
- Professional Plastics; Face shields, Sneeze Guards (716-912-1205) Tom  Westermeier
- M Plus, LLC (301-279-8780) Mark Eidelman N95 masks & disposable gowns
- Designs for Vision, Inc (1.800.345.4009) loupes, face shields
​- Pro-Tex (800) 680-9361 face shields
- Becky Colville (716) 907-6945 N95 & KN95 masks
- Chronically Fit  Diana Donnarumma (716) 812-0043

Questions about Masks, Fit Testing, NIOSH concerns, call Erie Co. Department of Health, or Department of Homeland Securities/Supplies at 716-858-2300

Fit Testing
- OSEA Inc. Fit Testing Buffalo, NY (716-821-0091) Joe Coniglio
- Great Lakes Environmental (716) 827-0700

R​eopening Kits​
Buffalo Design & Printing (716.877.9444) ​Email:

Small Business Administration Info

Eighth District Blast Emails

​Reopening 05.29.20
KN95 & Fit Tests
May 19 Blast Email