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June 12, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

KN95 Respirators – Update on Actions Required

by Health Canada

As part of its ongoing surveillance and assessment of KN95 respirators that may not meet filtration standards, Health Canada has determined that KN95 Particle Respirators manufactured by the companies listed below do not meet the required standards for filtration or

June 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: A Note on RCDSO Guidance

by RCDSO

Senior RCDSO staff spoke with representatives of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario this morning, June 10, 2020. The conversation was congenial and productive. We touched on the differences in current guidance to our respective membership and considered how

June 11, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Change is Coming to British Columbia’s Health Professional Regulatory Framework – Here is What is Being Proposed

by Siobhan McConnell, Gowling WLG

Changes appear to be on the horizon for BC’s health professional regulatory framework, and it could be significant. In March of 2018, the BC Minister of Health initiated an inquiry into the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, as

June 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Kitchener Man Reportedly Turned Away for Dental Service After Recovering From COVID-19

by CTV News

A man from Kitchener says he was turned away from his dental office after recovering from COVID-19. Greg Ross reportedly tested positive for the virus two months ago and was cleared by public health. He was told he wasn’t contagious

June 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

ADA Receives Masks From National Stockpile

by ADA News

The ADA has received 350,000 3M-made KN95 masks from the national stockpile that the Association is distributing to dentists working in states where personal protective equipment is in low supply. To secure the masks, ADA staff met with officials from

June 9, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Celebrating the Next Generation of Dental Professionals: Dentsply Sirona and the AADR Honor Talented Students with the 2020 SCADA Awards

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) congratulate the winners of the 2020 Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application Awards (SCADA) program. Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the traditional competition and awards

June 8, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

UB Spinoff OptiMed Technology Awarded Grant to Advance Medicinal Toothpaste

by The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and university spinoff OptiMed Technology were awarded a $50,000 manufacturing grant from the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund to accelerate the development of their products to the market. OptiMed Technology utilizes nanotechnology to

June 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Now Available – The New Normal: Practice Playbook!

by Transitions Group

The New Normal Practice Playbook will help prepare you for moving into the next phases of dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The playbook includes the considerations, office policies and programs for effective occupational health and safety used to educate the dental

June 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Profluorid® Varnish Light and Great-Tasting White Transparent 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish

by VOCO America, Inc.

Profluorid® Varnish has been a success story since its introduction to the US market in 2009. With its low film thickness, subtle, great-tasting flavors and smooth feel, Profluorid Varnish quickly gained U.S. popularity and became one of the leading brands

June 2, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentists Are Now Open in Ontario But Appointments Will Be Totally Different

by Narcity

Getting your teeth cleaned is going to look different next time you make a dental appointment. Dentists reopening in Ontario have new rules to adhere to in order to maintain a safe environment for both workers and patients. Some protocols will even include

June 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings Echoes ADA Guidance

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) welcomes the release of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings, noting it is very similar to science-based guidance issued a month ago by the ADA. Both

May 27, 2020 News DentistryNews

US Dentists Want Coronavirus Testing Kits Before Reopening

by The Hill

Dentists are calling on the Trump administration to provide them with coronavirus tests before reopening, arguing that conditions in dental offices make patients and staff more susceptible to exposure. The American Dental Association (ADA), which has more than 163,000 members,

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Practices Consider Using UV Light Tech to Safely Reopen

by CNBC

As more businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, dental practices are considering enhanced measures to clean their facilities and equipment, as well as protect their patients and staff. One of these tactics involves the use of ultraviolet light to sanitize the air,

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Slow Return for Canada’s Dental Offices as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by CBC News

As dental offices start to reopen across the country, the guidelines vary from province to province but the concerns remain the same: having the right protocols and enough protective gear to safely see patients, and seeing enough of them so they

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

New Guidance Permits US Dentists to Reopen, But Some Still Harbor Coronavirus Fears

by ABC News

In emails blasted to their patients, America’s dentists are announcing their return from the coronavirus lockdown. “WE ARE OPEN,” was the all-caps heading for one email from a dentist in Miami. “We are beyond ready to get back to work and see

May 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The RCDSO’s new guidance, COVID-19: Managing infection risks during in-person dental care, is now available on the College’s website. The guidance was developed by the RCDSO based on the best available evidence and research, along with expert feedback. This includes information obtained

May 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Counterfeit, Sub-Standard and Non-Equivalent N95 Respirators

by Canadian Dental Association

Counterfeit, sub-standard and non-equivalent N95-like respirators are flooding the marketplace as the demand for N95 respirators continues to rise. These products have not been certified and will not deliver the same respiratory protection as N95 respirators which are certified by

May 20, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Web-Based Platform Aims to Ease Supply Chain Information Bottlenecks for Personal Protective Equipment.

by Financial Post

A new platform to improve the flow of supply chain information for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks has been developed by faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  www.CovidPPEHelp.ca is designed to enable

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists in New Brunswick Prepare to Reopen Clinics Under New COVID Protocols

by CBC News

After getting the green light from the provincial government, dentists will reopen their offices Wednesday to patients waiting for much-needed dental work. “It’s been almost eight weeks since the suspension of regular treatment. Since then we’ve been dealing with just

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Costs of Reopening Adding Up for Dentists, Could Lead to Fee Increases

by CBC News

Manitoba’s dentists are trying to reopen their practices after being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but increased safety measures come with added costs, supply chain issues, and less capacity to treat patients. “It’s a much more