Emerging surgical mask company donates entire stock to front-line workers

Eta Products, a company that makes surgical masks with additional protection for dentists' eyes, donated its stock of 20,000 masks to healthcare employees, according to TuftsNow.

Peter Arsenault, DMD, the head of operative dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, partnered with his friend Amad Tayebi about three years ago to launch Eta, a company that makes masks to protect dentists from debris that could enter the gap between a standard surgical mask and the bottom edge of dentist eyewear.

During the early weeks of the pandemic, Eta was receiving offers from people trying to buy its stock at a significant markup so they could sell them for even more. Instead of pursuing that opportunity, Dr. Arsenault chose to donate the company's entire stock.

"We decided our refrigerators are full; we're healthy; we're with our families; we're blessed. Let's do something that matters," Dr. Arsenault told TuftsNow.

Dr. Arsenault and his two sons distributed the masks to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, all of which are based in Boston.

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