Shield your smile with the new IIR medical grade clear panel facemask

Smile Shield has a see-through panel to aid communication and is one of the only facemasks of its kind to offer IIR grade medical protection, including over 98% bacterial filtration efficiency, breathability, is splash proof and hypoallergenic.1

Smile Shield is a British invention, created by two founders Jennifer Soboslay and Lisa Qiao. Jennifer and Lisa also own TAD medical, which is known for its range of established medical supplies, including masks, shields, PPE clothing, gloves and sanitising and cleaning equipment, used by hospitals, educational facilities, the emergency services and customer facing services.

The Smile Shield allows lip reading, visible facial expressions, and clearer understanding and connection between people to take place.

Jennifer Soboslay, Founder and Sales Director at Smile Shield, says, “We tried many different types of designs, including a fully clear panel, but this wouldn’t have had the other attributes we deemed important, such as over 98% bacterial efficiency and breathability. The masks are also splash proof and hypoallergenic. These are all important aspects needed by those working for medical facilities and emergency services, such as the police. Schools are another sector we are looking at, as the mask would offer the highest protection available for teachers and the ability for them to communicate with their students in a way, we believe, no other mask on the market does at present.”

The Smile Shield™ is a Type IIR surgical mask with a clear front panel, which makes the mouth visible to facilitate clear communication for those caring for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, have a learning disability, or suffer with autism or dementia for example.

Hypoallergenic and latex free, the Smile Shield mask is comfortable to wear and offers over 98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency. For more information about Smile Shield, please visit:


1. Tested in the UK on 16 March 2021 for 4ward testing – reports available on request.