Ambience PPE received the Cuspies award for Best New Hygiene Product for the Loupe Shield at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place convention center.
The Loupe Shield is an antiglare face shield designed to fit loupes. It was created by a Canadian dentist, Scott Yamaoka, and his son, Zach. DrBicuspid.com's article on the father-son duo was one of the most-read stories of 2021.
Officially launched last January, the visor is coated with a proprietary technology originally developed for iPhone screen protectors. It weighs only 173 g -- about the weight of a Frisbee -- and allows for 98% light transmission. Other features include a fully adjustable head harness and a scratch-resistant hardness layer.
"Dental professionals have been in the trenches for the last two years, and using face shields that didn't fit loupes, have glare, and were uncomfortable didn't help," Zach said. "At Ambience PPE, we are deeply grateful for the opportunity to solve these problems and add daily happiness for more than 5,000 dental professionals."