formlabs | May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and the economy. The dental industry has been especially hard hit, with the majority of dental practices around the US limited to doing emergency-only cases. Dental laboratory workloads have dropped an average of 92% and one-third of laboratories are closed completely.
ROE Dental Laboratory, one of the largest dental labs in the US, was no exception. As incoming orders came to an almost complete halt, they had to furlough most of their staff and were facing an uncertain future.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, ROE Dental has now retooled to manufacture PPE and medical supplies, including 15,000 nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs a day. These swabs are vital for collecting samples for COVID-19 testing. The lab has already managed to bring back 175 staff and have been personally thanked by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine for supporting the fight against the pandemic.