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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

by RCDSO

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,”

September 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Teledentistry Platform Helps Dental Practices Provide Safe Quality Care Amid COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc. 

TeleDent® By MouthWatch Now Available Through Henry Schein Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) is now offering TeleDent by MouthWatch, a teledentistry and patient engagement platform that incorporates live video conferencing, patient messaging, and cloud collaboration to ensure a seamless integration into

September 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

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

by RCDSO

The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on their website by clicking here. Key changes include: A new introductory section that reflects recent developments related to COVID-19, including the Province’s

September 3, 2020 News DentistryNews

Should Dental Care be a Part of the National Health Care System?

by City News

A national dental care plan has been on the table for years–even as early as 1952. However, its feasibility and costs have e been an issue. Whether or not denticare is doable for Canada is the focus of a recent report from

September 2, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

MouthWatch Teledentistry Platform TeleDent™ Named a Cellerant 2020 Best of Class Technology Award Winner

by MouthWatch LLC

MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, was recently awarded a 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Award for its professional grade teledentistry platform, TeleDent™. According to MouthWatch founder and CEO, Brant

September 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines Light on Telehealth Services

by ADA

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Dr. Brooke Fukuoka and her team were no longer able to go into long-term care facilities to see their patients. For Dr. Fukuoka’s practice, which specializes in providing dental care to adults who have disabilities

August 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

B.C. to Overhaul 20 Health Regulators Into Six Big Colleges

by Tricity News

The B.C. government intends to amalgamate the province’s 20 health profession regulators into six large regulatory colleges that will be directed by a new oversight body. This big-box style of self-regulatory colleges is new in Canada, said Health Minister Adrian

August 28, 2020 News DentistryNews

Toronto Dentist Charged with Sexual Assault Barred From Treating Patients Under 18

by CBC

More than two months after a Toronto dentist was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault allegedly involving patients and children among the victims, Ontario’s dental regulator has imposed conditions on him. But the college is allowing Dr. Amir Haydarian

August 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Opens Customer Assistance Hotline in Response to the California Wildfires

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Dentists and Physicians Who May Experience Operational, Logistical, or Financial Issues Encouraged to Call 800-999-9729 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) reminds its customers in California that the Henry Schein Customer Assistance Hotline is open for dentists and physicians who may experience

August 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Announcement: Dr. Les Kalman Appointed Academic Lead, Continuing Dental Education

by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Les Kalman has been appointed to the position of Academic Lead for Continuing Dental Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. Dr. Kalman graduated as a Doctor

August 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

PPE Reserve for Essential Service Workers

by Certified Dental Assistants of British Columbia

PPE is an essential part of the fight against COVID-19, and it’s vital that healthcare workers have access to a steady supply of this equipment. To address the gap in PPE availability, the Government of Canada has created the Essential Services

August 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Statement From the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 23, 2020

by Public Health Agency of Canada

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered.

August 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists on Foreign Work Visas are Risking Their Health to Maintain Their Legal Status

by Business Insider

Dentists like Azeez Swarup risk getting COVID-19 every day on the job. But as an immigrant on a work visa, his main concern isn’t the virus. “The first thing that comes into my mind if I am or if I

August 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

In Times of Social Distance, DCI Edge and NSK Come Closer Together to Launch a New Integration Solution

by NSK

The New Integrated Electric Motor System will allow dental practices to expand the possibilities of dental treatment With over 120 combined years serving dentistry, DCI Edge, the fastest growing dental equipment and dental furniture manufacturer, and NSK, the #1 selling