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US Dentists, Students Called In to Help Deliver Coronavirus Vaccines

January 20, 2021 by CNN

As the US looks for ways to speed the administration of Covid-19 vaccines, some states and providers are pulling in non-traditional vaccinators, including dentists, retirees and students, to aid in the process. With health care workers stretched thin responding to…

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Island Dentists Offering to Give COVID-19 Shots

January 19, 2021 by CBC

Island dentists are offering their expertise as the province ramps up and rolls out COVID-19 vaccinations. The P.E.I. Dental Association says dentists themselves could give the shots. The average dentist gives a dozen or more needles every day to patients,…

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One in Four Britons Say They Resorted to DIY Dentistry During Lockdown

January 19, 2021 by Daily Mail

Nearly one in four Britons have resorted to DIY dentistry during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures reveal. A study of 2,000 adults by the Oral Health Foundation in partnership with Colgate found that 24 per cent of adults had tried to fix…

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COVID-19 Update: State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

January 15, 2021 by RCDSO

The Provincial Government has declared a province-wide state of emergency which includes a stay-at-home order, now in effect. The order requires Ontarians to remain at home, except for essential purposes, to help limit the community spread of COVID-19. The state…

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Family Docs, Dental Hygienists Push for Role in Alberta Vaccine Rollout

January 15, 2021 by Calgary Herald

Some Alberta family doctors say they’re frustrated their offer to help administer COVID-19 shots have gone unanswered. Dr. Noel Grisdale, who has a practice in Black Diamond, says he’s among many family physicians eager to aid Alberta’s vaccine distribution program.…

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Dental Clinic’s Closure Sending Homeless Patients to ER

January 14, 2021 by CBC

The temporary closure of a dental clinic serving homeless people in downtown Ottawa has been heartbreaking but unavoidable, says its director. The clinic, located at the Ottawa Mission shelter on Daly Avenue, has offered free access to a variety of dental services…

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New Dentists Share Advice, Lessons Learned From 2020

January 14, 2021 by ADA

During the the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020, new dentists were asked to share some of the challenges they have overcome during the last year and offer advice for some of their new dentist colleagues. More than…

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Dental Hygienists Could Be Deployed to Give Albertans COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

January 13, 2021 by CBC

Dental hygienists and other regulated health practitioners may be the province’s answer to expanding its capacity to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. The College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta says it’s seeking a ministerial exemption for some hygienists to help administer…

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COVID-19 Increasing Dentist Shortage in US, New Eastman Institute for Oral Health Program Looks to Help

January 13, 2021 by Rochester First

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester has started a new program to address the growing shortage of dentists and dental assistants, something the COVID-19 pandemic is only making worse. The national shortage of health care…

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Research Shapes Safe Dentistry During COVID-19

January 12, 2021 by Newcastle University

Leading research at Newcastle University has been used to shape how dentistry can be carried out safely during the Covid-19 pandemic by mitigating the risks of dental aerosols. It is well known that coronavirus can spread in airborne particles, moving…

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Ford Government to Announce Tougher New Lockdown Measures as COVID-19 Pandemic Reaches New Highs

January 12, 2021 by CP24

The Ford government will enact stricter coronavirus lockdown measures today that may include a second province-wide state of emergency, as it releases new modelling showing severe healthcare system strain is likely on the current path. The projections come as hospitalizations…

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Data Driven Dentistry 2021: A Summary

January 11, 2021 by Oral Health

Oral Health is excited to share a first look at part four of our Data Driven Dentistry series! Following the success of our first three comprehensive surveys and the valuable results that were found from surveying both patients and dentists,…

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Manitoba Dental Association Assures Appointments are Safe Amidst Pandemic

January 11, 2021 by Global News

With the COVID-19 test positivity rate high still in Manitoba, Winnipeggers are on the fence about whether they should be keeping up with their yearly dental appointments. “I am actually due for an appointment, I think it’s been about a year since…

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Introducing OPTIM® 1: One Wipe. One-Step. One Minute.

January 8, 2021 by COLTENE SciCan

COLTENE SciCan is proud to announce the Canadian launch of OPTIM 1, a one-step cleaner disinfectant with a 1-minute broad-spectrum contact time. With OPTIM 1 there is no need to compromise between safety and efficacy. With a 1-minute contact time,…

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Ontario Dental Association Calls For Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Dentists, Staff

January 7, 2021 by Global News

The Ontario Dental Association says it wants the provincial government to include dentists and dental staff in the first rounds of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “Dentists have been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic by keeping people with dental problems out of emergency…

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California Clears Dentists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

January 6, 2021 by Anthony Pura, San Diego News

The California Department of Consumers Affairs gave the green light to a public health emergency waiver that will allow dentists to help administer COVID-19 vaccines. The California Dental Association applauded the Monday announcement. “Dentists are the experts in giving injections,”…

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‘Concerned For My Patients’: COVID-19 Through the Eyes of Dentist Janice Stewart

January 5, 2021 by CBC

For Janice Stewart, getting work calls at home wasn’t out of the ordinary. Typically she’d assess the problem and then schedule an appointment to fix it — either that day or the start of the following week. But what do…

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Outbreak at Pembroke Dental Office Declared Over

January 5, 2021 by CityNews

The COVID-19 outbreak at a Pembroke dental office is now over. According to an announcement by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, the outbreak is over effective Wednesday, December 30. No additional positive tests among staff or close contacts…

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How Pandemic Stress is Showing Up in the Oral Health of Nova Scotians

January 5, 2021 by CBC

Dental professionals in Nova Scotia are seeing signs of pandemic stress in mouths. Wendy Stewart, president-elect of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, says over the past few months she has noticed more patients show up with oral health problems to…

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Singapore Researchers Invent ‘Tent’ to Shield Dentists and Patients

January 5, 2021 by The Straits Times

Going to the dentist can be nerve-racking at the best of times – and is especially so during a pandemic. Now, Singapore researchers have invented a tent-like device that is designed to protect dentists and patients worried about being infected…