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Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff in Monmouth and Ocean counties describe the difficult losses and cherished victories of the human toll of the coronavirus fight.

Asbury Park Press

Michael and Eric Adler added $30,000 in safety improvements to their Aberdeen practice. The World Health Organization raised concerns about dentistry.

Michael Adler’s headgear provokes all kinds of comments. You’ve seen heath care workers wearing face shields during the coronavirus pandemic. Adler, a dentist who co-owns Adler Family Dental in Aberdeen with his brother Eric, wears a face shield surrounded by black casing. 

It’s a full helmet. 

“People call me Darth Vader,” he said. “Or they say, ‘Where’s your Harley?’ But this is how I feel safe.”

The Adlers said they spent $30,000 on safety upgrades since March.

Michael’s helmet is the most obvious example, but there’s more. They installed a UV light air sanitizer into their office’s HVAC duct