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Are Your Recovery Fundamentals in Order?

August 3, 2020 by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

By this time, our practices have been re-opened at various levels for a while now. We may be used to some of the new procedures we have had to adopt and which may be with us for a while. Still,…

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Implementation of IPAC Standards Through Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 31, 2020 by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) has never been discussed or read about more until now. The pandemic, caused by COVID-19, is having a devastating impact on our world. Will you and your staff carry on business as usual when you…

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Dentistry is Back! RE-flect and RE-learn to RE-build

July 31, 2020 by Lisa Philp RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and founder of TGNA

Dentistry is finally back after a historical and unprecedented shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transitions Group, whose mission was to remain open as an essential service to support dentistry through this pandemic, lived it for 100 days and nights…

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Developing a Post-Pandemic Marketing Plan

July 31, 2020 by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

As the COVID-19 curve flattens, communities across North America are cautiously lifting restrictions, and health services are among the first to resume in most regions. Odds are, your dental practice recently reopened, or you are preparing to do so soon.…

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Courageously Facing The Challenge Ahead

July 31, 2020 by Dr. Angela Mulrooney, CEO of Unleashing Influence & Unleashing Dentistry’s Potential

Everyone will go through trying times – often alone. For the first time in many of our lives, we are collectively going through the same trying time – together. It has been fascinating to watch reactions to the evolving COVID-19…

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The GentleWave® System Shown to Produce Virtually No Aerosols, Potentially Reducing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 During Root Canal Treatment

July 29, 2020 by Sonendo Inc.

Sonendo®, Inc., a leading dental technology company and developer of the GentleWave® System, today announced that the GentleWave System creates virtually no aerosols during root canal treatment. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, dentistry had a good track record in infection control. Practices…

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Possible Implications for Returning to Practice

July 29, 2020 by Dr Robert Carroll

As we review what we have learned from other countries and other provinces, it is quite apparent that dental offices will be allowed to open before Covid-19 is eliminated as a risk to patients and health care workers. Reopening our…

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ART (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment): Modified for Dental Clinics During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Beyond…Using Biodentine

July 24, 2020 by Mark Roettger, DDS

Introduction: December 31, 2019: Chinese medical authorities announced a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology. January 9, 2020: The Chinese Center for Disease Control reported that a novel coronavirus was the causative agent. February 10, 2020: The virus and…

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COVID-19 Update – Screening Health Care Workers

July 24, 2020 by RCDSO

Recent media reports suggest some health care workers are being screened as “positive” and, as a result, cannot access health care services immediately. Note that the Government of Ontario has updated its screening tool. Question 3 now reads: Has the…

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This Guelph Dental Office is Taking Extra Precautions to Protect Patients

July 23, 2020 by CTV News

Dental offices in Ontario were allowed to begin reopening at the end of May, but Jain Dental Care in Guelph held off. “As dental offices, we’ve always had the strictest infection prevention protocols to begin with, but we have to…

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COVID-19 Government Benefit – Update

July 22, 2020 by DCY

We would like to provide you with an update on changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The following changes are based on the government’s legislation on July 21, 2020: WHAT CHANGES WERE ANNOUNCED? EFFECTIVE JULY 5, 2020, CEWS…

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Ten Tips to Smooth the Reopening Process

July 22, 2020 by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

No one was ready for the sudden economic shutdown sparked by coronavirus. For weeks, dentists and patients alike have eagerly awaited the day when practices could resume non-emergency treatment. Now, that day has arrived in some locations, it is fast…

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COVID-19 Government Benefits – UPDATE

July 16, 2020 by DCY

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS) WHAT ARE THE CHANGES? CEWS will be extended until December 2020. Previously the CEWS was expected to end on August 29th, 2020. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU? You may be eligible to receive a reimbursement…

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Six Ways U of T Plans to Keep Students, Faculty and Staff Safe on Campus This Fall

July 15, 2020 by University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is implementing a number of changes on campus to ensure the U of T’s community’s safety in advance of the fall semester. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, new and returning students will see…

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VOCO Highlights Products for the “New Normal”

July 15, 2020 by VOCO

Reduce Products in the Operatory, Reduce Disinfection Needs, Reduce Procedural Steps In order to help offices with the “New Normal,” VOCO is highlighting products that can help reduce procedural steps, reduce disinfection needs, and reduce products in the operatory. These…

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University of Toronto Tests Confirm First Mask That Deactivates Coronavirus

July 15, 2020 by I3 BioMedical Inc.

i3 BioMedical Inc. today announced that a team of scientists at the University of Toronto tested and established that the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, cannot be recovered after being applied to the TrioMed Active mask. The mask’s external surface deactivates…

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PPE Costs Puts Free Dental Program for Kids at Risk

July 14, 2020 by City News

Concern is growing over some dentists in Ontario no longer accepting patients who use a government funded free dental program for kids. Additional costs of personal protective equipment (PPE) has led to some dentists spending more to treat patients. This…

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Sinclair Dental / RecallMaxTM Partnership

July 14, 2020 by RecallMax

Sinclair Dental Co. Ltd. and RecallMaxTM Enter Into Exclusive Partnership To Assist Canadian Dental Practices In COVID-19 Recovery RecallMaxTM, dentistry’s industry leader in cloud-based recall management software and Sinclair Dental, Canada’s fastest-growing full-service dental supply company, have announced an exclusive…

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Scotland ‘Faces Dental Health Disaster’ as Some Practices Stuck in Lockdown

July 13, 2020 by Scotsman

Scotland’s dental profession is in a “state of disarray” as a result of confused government coronavirus guidelines, with NHS dentists warning of a “severe drop in the oral health” of Scots if they are not allowed to conduct routine treatment soon. The…

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Eighth Wave of HPI Poll Shows Dental Care Rebound Slowing Down

July 10, 2020 by ADA News

Patient volume has recovered to an average of 70% of pre-COVID-19 levels, though there are signs the rebound is slowing down, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute impact of COVID-19 poll for the week of June 29.…