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October 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

New Dental Clinic on USask Prince Albert Campus Welcomes Patients

by University of Saskatchewan

The clinic is part of the college’s Inclusive Community Outreach program which aims to improve access to care for priority populations in Saskatchewan. The space will be overseen by the dental college’s Director of Inclusive Community Care, Dr. Amrinderbir Singh. 

October 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

Some B.C. Dentists Charging COVID-19 Fee to Cover PPE Costs

by CityNews

Some B.C. dentists are charging patients a COVID-19 fee to help recoup their increased costs during the pandemic. The surcharges are meant to offset increased spending on masks, face shields, high-volume suction machines, and cleaning supplies, as well as decreased

October 13, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Update – New Provincial Measures


The Government of Ontario announced a series of new measures to address the recent “second wave” increase in COVID-19 community transmission. Toronto, Ottawa and Peel regions are noted as having high transmission rates. The College is monitoring the situation closely and

October 8, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

National Dental Care Program for Uninsured Canadians Would Cost $1.5-Billion a Year, PBO Says

by The Globe and Mail

Implementing the NDP’s call for a national dental care program would cost taxpayers about $1.5-billion a year, according to a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer. The proposal was a key demand of the NDP shortly after the Liberals

October 6, 2020 News DentistryNews

Medicom Announces New USA Mask Manufacturing Plant

by Medicom

The Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, today announced the expansion of its U.S. mask manufacturing operations. The company will be adding a second factory with triple the square footage of its existing

October 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Vaccine Allocation Framework Identifies Dentists as Essential

by ADA News

Dentists and dental hygienists are essential health care workers who should be afforded early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a vaccine distribution framework released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine during an Oct. 2 webinar.

October 5, 2020 News DentistryNews

One Dead and Two Critically Ill After Dental Treatment Trip to Turkey

by The Guardian

A Northern Irish man has died and two of his friends were left critically ill after a dental treatment trip to Turkey, it is understood. The trio, who were described by their MP as “three fit and healthy young lads”, were

October 5, 2020 News BlogsDentistry

Dentistry in the Second Wave

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Looking back to the glorious month of August, it was not just the wonderful summer weather we were enjoying. We were also enjoying the easing of restrictions as Covid numbers appeared to be on the decline. Yes…we heard the warning

September 29, 2020 News DentistryNews

Apteryx Imaging Enters Government-Funded International Consortium Agreement with Trestle GmbH to Develop Artificial Intelligence Software Applications for Dentistry

by Apteryx Imaging Inc.

Apteryx Imaging Inc., a subsidiary of Planet DDS, is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into an agreement with German-based Trestle GmbH, (Trestle) to co-develop a set of software modules using AI and Deep Machine Learning (DML) designed

September 23, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dental Injuries on the Rise Thanks to E-Scooter Use: Study by U of A Prof

by Global News

After running a study on the frequency and severity of dental and maxillofacial injuries associated with electric-powered bikes and scooters, a University of Alberta professor wants to see more education and possibly even more enforcement and legislation. Dr. Liran Levin,

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada & Robertson College

by Dental Office Managers Association of Canada

The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada has accredited the first dental office administration diploma program; this program is offered by Robertson College. The accreditation process is intended to ensure national standards of education for all dental office administration programs.

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNews

Seventy-Seven New Fellows Elected Into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

by Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is pleased to unveil the list of individuals that were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences.  Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they

September 21, 2020 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Named to Fortune® Magazine’s ‘Change the World’ List

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Recognized for Its Role as Co-Founder and Private Sector Lead of the Pandemic Supply Chain Network Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it has been named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of

September 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Windsor Dentist First Female Chair of National College

by Windsor Star

Windsor can lay claim to the appointment of the first-ever female chair of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Carolyn Mason was appointed board chair at the RCDC’s annual general meeting held virtually Saturday due to the COVID-19

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Regional Approaches to AGPs


Recently, the College received new advice from PIDAC – the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee – via Public Health Ontario on the treatment of patients when performing aerosol-generating procedures. PIDAC is now recommending that, in regions of Ontario where COVID-19 transmission levels are

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

Hoverboard-Riding Dentist Sentenced to 12 Years for Medicaid Fraud

by NBC News

An Anchorage dentist captured on video extracting a patient’s tooth as he rode a hoverboard was sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud and other crimes. Seth Lookhart’s antics “darn near killed some people,” Alaska Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said at

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

123Dentist Appoints Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer

by 123Dentist

123Dentist, one of Canada’s majority dentist-owned community of dental practices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer to further our teams commitment to clinical excellence, optimal patient care and team collaboration. Dr. Hamanishi will provide clinical leadership

September 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

‘Excited to Move Forward’: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Students, Patients Slowly Return to Campus Clinics

by University of Toronto

After months of near total shutdown, students and their patients at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry clinics are gradually returning to campus while observing a host of new COVID-19 safety protocols. The school’s graduate specialty clinics began slowly

September 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

U of A Dental Hygiene Students Fundraising for Instructor Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

by Edmonton Journal

A group of University of Alberta students is raising money for ovarian cancer in honour of their professor recently diagnosed with the disease. Alanna Blanchette, a fourth-year dental hygiene student, has helped organize the “Team 4 Fighters” who are participating

September 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

With Silver Diamine Fluoride, Some Dentists are Obliterating Cavities with a Few Brushstrokes

by The Washington Post

Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do. “I can’t drill. I can’t pull teeth,”