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June 5, 2020

Jana Peterson

Cloquet dentist Kraig Gunelson shows off all the different layers of personal protective equipment he and his staff now wear while they work with patients because of the coronavirus pandemic and risks of infection.

It may seem like dental offices were already among the most sanitary of services, but the COVID-19 pandemic has Cloquet dentist Kraig Gunelson dressing like someone from a top secret government laboratory.

To stay safe and follow recommended guidelines, Gunelson and his hygienists wear N95 masks covered with surgical masks, covered by face shields, plus safety glasses.

"They're respirator masks, so we won't be breathing out onto our patients, or breathing in (air or spray from the patients) and affecting (staff) safety."

Additionally, they wear gloves, and disposable gowns that they change...



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