Event Details

Detroit Macomb Dental Societies Fit Test Clinic

Detroit/ Macomb Fit Test Clinic

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Location Crosspointe Christian Church
21336 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Time: 9 am to 1 pm

A Fit Test Clinic is available for all dental professionals in Michigan. Currently, Michigan law and regulations do not require a Fit Test for the N95 and KN95 masks.  A fit test is recommended for educational purposes and confirms that the mask is sealed properly for the individual.  A fit test is unique to the individual and the size and brand of masks they will be using.  

This program is to provide education to all dental staff. The dental community is providing this education because we are all safer and are working to increase knowledge and provide the recommended training to all dental staff now as we all work together.  #SaferTogether

N95 masks in bundles of twenty can be purchased at the event. 

REGISTER Fit Test Clinic 

Both qualitative and quantitative fit tests will be offered (more information below). You will select the type of test when you register. Please inform all attendees they must wear a face covering, practice social distancing, bring the mask they plan to use at work (one will be provided if needed), and remain outside in their car until their time slot is announced as open.  We will have a sign that we will walk back and forth in the parking lot.  Dress comfortably and for the weather. Weather permitting, the check in desk will be outside.

 Note: Fit Tests can not be performed on individuals with facial hair that will prevent a seal.  View OSHA video (below) for more information.


Participants who are Registered for the Fit Test Clinic 

 - Each Individual attending on Saturday must complete the steps below by Friday 3 pm.

Pre-event education

  1. Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, all staff to be fit tested to watch an On-Demand Video OSHA Respirator Fit Testing https://youtu.be/D38BjgUdL5U


  2. Read the linked PDF documents ADA_Conducting_Respirator_Fit_Tests_And_Seal_Checks and PPE-sequence


  3. Individuals required to complete a personal medical assessment that is part of the Fit Testing Program. https://detroittrainingcenter.formstack.com/forms/osha_questionnaire

    This personal medical assessment is confidential and required for the fit test. It must be completed by 3:00 pm Friday, June 19, 2020 . All HIPAA regulations are followed and this form is reviewed by the required medical personal.

    4. Complete the Fit Test in-person with a mask on June 20, 2020 at the event.

Questions: email centraloffie@detroitdentalsociety.com or call 313.337.4900 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Educational Components of Fit Test Clinic

The CE portion of this event is completing all of the above steps and watching a on-demand webinar than each individual taking a quiz which will be proof of training for the employer. CE On-Demand Webinar is now available at https://youtu.be/ryaJiZhn4KY

Fit Test Clinic Registration: 

Any dental professional may register for this Fit Test Clinic.  Offices can sign up multiple employees in one registration – individual names are not required at registration.  When employees complete the medical assessment and education quiz, they must do so individually. Documents from fit test certification and event education will become available to their employer and handled with all HIPAA regulations.

REGISTER Fit Test Clinic https://ebusiness.ada.org/Meetings/MeetingPo3.aspx?ID=75907&PO3ORGAPICODE=MIDDD97TR4343X4

Registration will close at noon on Friday, June 19, 2020.  

Registration via ADA website.  ADA members will need their ADA Id number  to register. Non-members can select Forgot User Id to obtain their record Id.  The person registering for the program will register their entire team for the type of test and time slot they select to attend. 

Both Qualitative and Quantitative tests will be offered.  Select the type of test you prefer in registration. 

  • Qualitative test – Is a pass/fail test that relies on the respirator user’s senses of smell and taste.  The participant will have a hood placed over their head for conducting the test.
  • Quantitative test – Is a test done by a machine. It verifies there is a proper seal to protect the user. The test uses an instrument to measure leakage around the face seal, resulting in a number called the “fit factor.” This test does create a small hole in the mask to test the make and model.  The mask is not useable with the hole after the test unless the hole is repaired.


Pricing is $75.00 per person.

  • Pre-event education (one hour and some reading) and medical assessment for each individual  via Zoom Meeting and online reading before the event. 
  • Social distancing will be maintained, and all are required to wear a face-covering upon entering the building. Temperatures will be taken on all participants, and any person experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.  
  • Individuals are encouraged to bring (one mask) for testing, the mask model, and the type they plan to use at work.  If a mask sample is not available, an N95 mask or KN94 (3M) mask will be provided. If the mask initially fails the fit test, an alternate mask will be offered for a second fit test.
  • Two credits of CE for the program. Issued after successful completion of the program and quiz.
  • If the Fit Test fails for an individual after two attempts and the mask sample model and size is not correct for that employee.  A coupon will be provided for a follow-up Fit Test for that individual at Detroit Training Center (based on scheduling availability at their locations).  The coupon will enable the person to complete the Fit Test again when other mask models or sizes can be obtained.
  • Upon successful completion of the fit test and education, a certificate will be issued that is valid for one-year and meets MIOSHA standards.


  • Optional FREE webinar for staff responsible for Respiratory Protection Program writing and implementing respiratory protection plan. This person in charge of the respiratory protection plan is called the program administrator. Michigan regulations do require a Program Administrator for every business in Michigan. 


Optional Educational Training for Staff

Watch on Demand: Respiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the reality that dentistry must reassess what levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) are appropriate for different procedures. This webinar addresses that some dental offices will be using N95, or equivalent, respirators for the first time. In this webinar, it will discuss:

  • Steps to introduce the use of N95 and other respirators in dental settings
  • Practical tips for developing the OSHA respiratory protection program, including fit-testing, medical evaluation, and training
  • Different levels of surgical masks and how they compare to N95 respirators
  • Proper steps for donning and doffing all PPE



Detroit District Dental Society 313.337.4900

If demand is so popular we are considering additional dates and location between Detroit, Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw Dental Societies.  
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