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Pandemic Causing More Dental Issues, Including ‘Mask Mouth’: U of A Study

April 13, 2021 by CTV News

Broken and fractured teeth issues are on the rise, according to a recent release from the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic. “It’s a very stressful time, and we are grinding and clenching our teeth in our…

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2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

April 12, 2021 by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the…

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Financial Vaccine With a 90% Success Rate

April 12, 2021 by Oral Health

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 shutdown the world. The closures left many dentists uncertain about their future and finances. In response, the government introduced several financial vaccines, including the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), Canada Emergency Commercial Rent…

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Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

April 12, 2021 by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely…

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Logged On For Online Learning: COVID-19 Supercharged Industry Adoption of Digital Education, But is the Trend Here to Stay?

April 12, 2021 by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Being asked to quarantine throughout much of 2020 reshaped much of our common life together, including how we as clinicians pursue continuing education. As we all continue the transition out of “crisis mode” toward the “new normal,” I wanted to…

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More Healthcare Workers to Become Eligible for COVID Vaccines Monday

April 12, 2021 by Chat News Today

This coming week, more than 240,000 additional healthcare workers can book their appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. As the first step in Phase 2C of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, this includes nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare workers in patient care facilities…

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COVID-19 Update: Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order

April 12, 2021 by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced a Province-wide Stay-at-Home order, which went into effect Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must continue to…

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Those With Poor Oral Hygiene Tend to Experience More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

April 9, 2021 by CTV News

An international study led by researchers at McGill University has found that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Using the digital medical and dental records from 568 Qatari patients with COVID-19, the researchers found…

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Should COVID Vaccines Be Mandatory for Health-Care Workers?

April 8, 2021 by Diane Francis, Financial Post

Canada has a chronic shortage of vaccines, but we are also starting to see problems with vaccine hesitancy, which becomes particularly acute in health-care settings. Why are health-care workers who have refused to be vaccinated allowed to continue to work…

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Some Suggest Study Showing Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Hygienists Demonstrates Great Leadership in the Dental Industry

April 7, 2021 by TempStars

A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those is the dental industry, some suggest. The study, conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)…

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Winnipeg Biotech Company Develops New Way to Catch and Kill COVID-19 Virus

April 7, 2021 by Cytophage Technologies Inc.

Award-winning Cytophage Technologies Inc. announced it is about to begin animal testing on a throat and nasal spray that will stop infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants—thereby preventing death and illness as well as eliminating even asymptomatic cases…

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Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic

April 7, 2021 by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Running an efficient dental practice while keeping up with the advances of delivery of care during a pandemic can be an area that overwhelms many dental professionals. Whether you are a practice owner, administrative or clinical team member, being part…

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COVID-19 Update – Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

April 6, 2021 by RCDSO

Ontario announced new “emergency brake” measures. All 34 Public Health Units will move into province-wide shutdown for a period of at least four weeks starting April 3rd. Read the government’s news release here. The College’s COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks during In-Person…

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Isolation Pods Help Dental Students with Practical Learning

April 6, 2021 by STV News

Special isolation pods have been installed in Dundee to help dental students return to practical learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. NHS Tayside has bought 20 of the self-contained dental pods, with 14 already in place at the Dundee Dental Hospital…

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Taking the Technology Step

April 5, 2021 by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It was right around this time in 2018, I presented before a group of dentists and office managers in Ottawa. Most of them were 45 years of age and older. The topic: technology that many experts predicted would become commonplace…

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Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

April 1, 2021 by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of…

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Study Shows How SARS-CoV-2 Infects Cells in Mouth, Possibly Leading to Oral Symptoms

March 30, 2021 by ADA

A study examining the role of the oral cavity in SARS-CoV-2 infection has found evidence the virus infects cells in the mouth, which could explain why some patients with COVID-19 experience taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. The research also…

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Medical Mask Manufacturer Medicom Announces New Consumer Face Mask Line

March 26, 2021 by AMD Medicom Inc.

The Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, today announced the launch of Medicom Expressions, the company’s first face mask designed for non-medical use. Historically, Medicom products have only been available to healthcare and…

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Dentists Seeing ‘Mask Mouth’ and Stress-Related Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2021 by Global News

Dr. Elena Hernandez-Kucey says it’s something dentists across North America have been talking about: a noticeable increase in stress-related dental issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are seeing more joint problems, people arriving (in clinics) saying: ‘I’m not sleeping well, I’m…

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Henry Schein Furthers Its Commitment to Accelerating Vaccine Equity by Partnering With the Black Coalition Against COVID-19

March 25, 2021 by Henry Schein, Inc.

Partnership Reinforces Henry Schein’s Efforts in Addressing the Need to Include Primary-Care Physicians in the Vaccine Dissemination Process Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today its partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 (BCAC) in support of the BCAC’s recent…