Alpha Pro Tech Ltd, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of disposable protective apparel for the medical, dental, industrial clean room and food service markets, today announced a new distribution relationship with Patterson Dental Company.

The new deal will begin with the roll out of the Alpha Pro Tech Positive Facial Lock (PFL) dental facemask line in January, followed by subsequent product launches throughout 2001.

Patterson Dental Company is one of the largest distributors of dental products and dental services to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other healthcare providers throughout North America.

The PFL's custom fitting mask design provides dental practitioners with superior protection from aerosols during dental procedures and has been recognised by Clinical Research Associates (CRA) as the best mask in the market for protection against aerosols.