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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…

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Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador May Refuse High-Risk Patients

March 24, 2021 by The Chronicle Herald

The Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association (NLDA) says it is recommending its members not accept high-risk groups such as health-care workers, rotational workers and family members of rotational workers as clients until it gets more clarity from Public Health on…

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Oral Hygiene Habits in Japan Reflect the Cold Reality of COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2021 by The Japan Times

With COVID-19 altering all aspects of society over the past year or so, it’s perhaps not surprising that it also appears to have spurred a change in personal dental habits. Indeed, Japanese news outlets have published several anecdotal reports that…

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Dental Disaster: One Year After First Lockdowns Dentists Around the World Confront the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People’s Oral Health

March 18, 2021 by FDI World Dental Federation

Ahead of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on Saturday 20 March and one year into the pandemic, FDI councillors and members say they are seeing first-hand the catastrophic aftermath of the virus on the health of people’s teeth and gums in dental…

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Certain Mouthwashes Might Stop COVID-19 Virus Transmission

March 18, 2021 by Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have found evidence that two types of mouthwash disrupt the COVID-19 virus under laboratory conditions, preventing it from replicating in a human cell. The study, published in the journal Pathogens, found that Listerine…

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Pandemic Proof your Hygiene Department!

March 17, 2021 by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

When you stabilize your internal economy, your practice can weather the most volatile economic storms. The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) con-ducted a nation-wide survey in the fall of 2020 to evaluate the impact of Covid-19 on its members and…

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It’s Been a Year… What Have We Learned?

March 17, 2021 by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Well, it’s been a year. Most of us would agree that the current pandemic is not something we had ever imagined we would live through. What have we learned through this past year? How will our lives, our careers, our…

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New Study Shows Impact of Mask Wearing on Patient Trust and Perception of Surgeons

March 16, 2021 by UNC School of Medicine

A first-of-its-kind study out today in JAMA Surgery suggests that patients have a more difficult time understanding and building trust with their surgeons when they cannot see the surgeon’s entire face due to masking requirements. These findings have major implications for not only how…

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Ontario Dental Hygienists

March 16, 2021 by CDHO

Ontario has started to roll out its three-phased vaccine distribution implementation plan. Health care professionals have been included in Phase 1 of this plan. For general information, you can view the Ministry of Health webpage Getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario or review their guidance…

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Pandemic Stress Causing More Oral Health Problems

March 15, 2021 by The Joplin Globe

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much hand-wringing among Americans since last March. It’s also caused a ton of teeth grinding. A recent survey of dentists conducted by the American Dental Association reported that more than 70% of dentists reported increases…

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Henry Schein Cares Foundation Launches Next Phase of the ‘Wearing is Caring’ Campaign and Announces New Support for Special Olympics

March 11, 2021 by Henry Schein, Inc.

Public Health Awareness Campaign to Promote the Connection Between Oral Health and Total Health, and Encourage the Use of Face Coverings to Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. (HSCF), in partnership with The UPS…

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Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists Back to Urgent Care Only

March 10, 2021 by The Chronical Herald

The thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair — mouth wide open, drill twirling, saliva swirling — may seem like the perfect storm for COVID-19 spread. But Dr. Michelle Zwicker assures that dental clinics like hers in Bay Roberts have…