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Dentists Being Advised to Charge Patients for Increased Use of PPE

October 26, 2020 by CityNews

The pandemic may make your next visit to the dentist a little more expensive with a surcharge added to your bill to cover the cost of masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment. The Ontario Dental Association says its giving…

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Dentists Warn of Looming Recruitment Crisis in UK

October 26, 2020 by Financial Times

The British dental industry is facing an impending recruitment “crisis”, with Brexit uncertainty and the Covid-19 pandemic choking the supply of overseas dentists to the UK, the industry’s trade body has warned. The industry has told MPs that uncertainty over…

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Claiming Car and Home Office Expenses in the COVID-19 Era

October 26, 2020 by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

In the past, our clients have frequently enquired about claiming tax deductions for car expenses and home office expenses. Let’s review how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect these potential tax deductions for you. If you are not yet incorporated (i.e.…

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Designing a Private Treatment Room in the Face of Coronavirus

October 26, 2020 by Dr. Sam Muslin, Face Lift Dentistry®

COVID-19 has upended our world in ways we never anticipated. From a science point-of-view, it’s fascinating to see how we have responded and the interplay between the winners and losers in the changing global economy. The reality is that no…

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Times Are A Changin’

October 22, 2020 by James Yacyshyn

“There is nothing permanent except change.” This is a quote I was introduced to at a young age, and it has stuck with me. It is commonly attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. I think the reason it resonates with…

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Dentistry in a Time of Covid: What to Expect in the “New Normal”

October 22, 2020 by Elaine Powell, RDH, Director of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Michelle Schwarze, CDA, Manager of Operations and Compliance, dentalcorp

Dentistry has faced more challenges in the last six months than in any similar span of time in history. A torrent of information about COVID-19 has overwhelmed not only practice teams, but all of society. Patients and dental team members…

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Considerations When Buying a Practice Post-COVID

October 22, 2020 by Chris Molloy, B.A.Sc., CFP

This is undoubtedly a weird time to be finishing your final years of dental school. Uncertainty is everywhere around you. When will class return to normal? Will there be associate roles available upon graduation? Will you be able to pay…

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Can Brushing Your Teeth Prevent the Spread of COVID-19? Not Exactly

October 22, 2020 by CTV News

A U.K. dental expert has suggested that frequent tooth brushing could be used as a preventative measure against COVID-19 in a similar vein to hand washing, a claim Canadian experts say is unfounded but may have some truth. Speaking to…

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Masks Not Causing a Negative Impact on Dental Health, But Stress Might Be

October 21, 2020 by Shea Singley, Daily Local

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily life and brought additional stress into the community. It may also be impacting dental health, but the reason has little do with with wearing masks. There is no scientific evidence that the regular wearing of…

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Study: Dental Practices Effective in Preventing Spread of COVID-19

October 15, 2020 by American Academy of Periodontology

99.7% of practices have implemented enhanced infection control procedures; less than 1% of dental professionals report COVID-19 positivity The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced today that an article published ahead of print in the Journal of the American Dental…

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Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less Than One Percent

October 15, 2020 by American Dental Association

Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020. The result is…

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Consumers Believe Maintaining Good Oral Health is Essential to Protecting Overall Health During the Pandemic

October 15, 2020 by Delta Dental Plans Association

This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental Plans Association applauds Americans for continuing to make their oral health care a priority as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. According to new consumer survey data, a majority (86%) of Americans believe maintaining…

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

October 14, 2020 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…

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Never Waste a Good Crisis: An Opportunity to Bounce Forward

October 13, 2020 by Dr. Peter Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Given the requirement for aerosol generating procedures to provide effective dental treatment, the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for all dental professionals. As leaders of our teams, dentists are used to being prepared for all sorts of emergencies. However,…

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Demonstrating Resilience in a Professional Program During COVID-19: Top Five Pieces of Advice

October 13, 2020 by Meagan Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN; Jordan Mackenzie, BSc

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected everyone in some way. The combination of stressors seems endless – the fear of contracting the virus, losing a job, losing a loved one, and increased workloads for front-line health care workers – just…

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COVID-19 Update – New Provincial Measures

October 13, 2020 by RCDSO

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…

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Teeth Grinding and Other Dental Damage is Increasing During the Pandemic

October 6, 2020 by Today.com

New data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute indicates that there has been an rise in stress-related dental conditions, like tooth grinding and cracking, during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the data, which was collected by the ADA Health…

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Medicom Announces New USA Mask Manufacturing Plant

October 6, 2020 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…

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Vaccine Allocation Framework Identifies Dentists as Essential

October 5, 2020 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.…

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Dentistry in the Second Wave

October 5, 2020 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…