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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


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


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

May 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

Reopening of Quebec Dental Clinics is Stymied by Confusion and Fear

by Montreal Gazette

Confusing directives on how to safely treat patients and a lack of protective equipment are preventing dentists from taking care of thousands of clients and hampering their return to regular practice, Quebec dentists say. The work of dentists, dental surgeons

May 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Calgary Patients Quick to Get Appointments as Province Moves to Expand Dental Care Amid COVID-19

by Global News

As of May 4, dentists in Alberta have been able to provide urgent dental care in addition to emergent care as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The change to accommodate more patients is welcome news for Eric Tse. He said he has

May 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists Advised Non-Urgent, Elective Services Remain Suspended in Manitoba

by Winnipeg Sun

As Manitoba begins to ease restrictions on non-urgent surgery and diagnostic procedures and therapeutic and medical services on Monday, the Manitoba Dental Association is strongly advising its members that all in-person non-urgent and elective dental services should remain suspended until

May 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

Interim IPC Guidelines Related to COVID-19 Management in Manitoba Effective May 4, 2020

by Manitoba Dental Association

On April 29, 2020 the Province of Manitoba released “Restoring Safe Services – Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.” Manitoba provincial public health authorities have recognized that the province is emerging out of the COVID19 Pandemic Phase and into

May 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic – Raise your Pots for Canadians on the Front Line

by dentalcorp

Join us and ‘raise your pots’ for Canadians on the front line On Friday, May 8, we will be hosting our inaugural dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic at 6 pm ET. This tournament is open to all Canadians* Share it with

April 30, 2020 News DentistryNews

“Settle Time” After an Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure (AGMP)

by The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan

What is “Settle Time”? The “settle time” is the amount of time needed to remove infectious airborne organisms from room air (e.g., TB, chicken pox) or infectious aerosols that may be created during an AGMP. This begins when the source

April 29, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

‘It’s Been Hell’: COVID-19 Restrictions Leave Woman With Broken Tooth and in Pain

by CBC News

On the very day Nova Scotia shut most dental clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer Allen bit into a carrot and broke a back tooth. A month later, she’s still in pain. The Halifax woman called her dentist in March

April 28, 2020 News DentistryNews

Guidance on Emergency and Urgent Care During COVID-19


The Government of Ontario has declared a State of Emergency and issued an Emergency Order, closing all non-essential businesses. Health care and social services have been identified as essential businesses and regulated health professionals, including dentists, are permitted to provide

April 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Will Saskatchewan Residents Flock to Dental Offices When They Reopen in May?

by CBC News

If you open it, will they come? The Saskatchewan government’s plan to gradually restart the economy is set to launch next month. Will the public rush back to campgrounds, eye appointments and flower shops? In Germany and other countries that