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Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 as a Dentist in Canada (Updated Regularly)

March 25, 2020 by Oral Health

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Oral Health has compiled a list of all updates pertaining to the dental industry in Canada that have been shared on our website for your convenience. This article will be updated regularly.…

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COVID-19 Benefits – From the Office of DCY

March 25, 2020 by DCY Chartered Professional Accountants

We would like to update everyone and provide more clarity on the Government’s Covid-19 benefits, based on information available as of 3:00pm, March 24, 2020. The benefits that are available are as follows: Employment Insurance (EI) regular or sickness benefits…

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B.C. Dentist Dies After Attending Dental Conference with COVID-19 Outbreak

March 24, 2020 by Global News

A B.C. dentist who attended a Vancouver dental conference at the centre of a novel coronavirus outbreak in the city has died of suspected COVID-19 complications, Global News has learned. Dr. Denis Vincent of North Vancouver attended the Pacific Dental…

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The Race to Get Personal Protective Equipment to Health Care Workers

March 24, 2020 by Maclean's

On Friday, Dr. Michael Warner, an ICU physician at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital, started calling the city’s veterinary clinics, looking for animal ventilators that could be repurposed for people with COVID-19. By Saturday, he realized that ventilators were no longer…

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Guidance On True Emergency Situations During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020 by RCDSO

The College strongly recommends all non-essential and elective dental services are suspended immediately. Emergency treatment should continue. What is a “true emergency situation”? In dentistry, a “true emergency situation” includes oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain which cannot…

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Access dentalcorp’s COVID-19 Resources

March 23, 2020 by dentalcorp

In recent weeks, Canadians have had to come to grips with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the profound impact it has and will have on our country. In an effort to support the dental community as we collectively navigate this…

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Announcement: Global Symposium 2020 is Postponed to Early 2021

March 23, 2020 by Nobel Biocare

After careful consideration and monitoring of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in Las Vegas, NV originally scheduled for April 16-18, 2020. The unprecedented circumstances presented…

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An Update From UBC Continuing Dental Education

March 22, 2020 by UBC Continuing Dental Education

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, all UBC Continuing Dental Education April courses have been postponed. Participants who have registered for April courses have already been contacted by our office via email. If you are registered for…

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Coronavirus: Dental Hygienists Concerned Dentists are Still Providing Non-Essential Service

March 21, 2020 by Global News

The B.C. Dental Hygienists Association is concerned dentists in the province are ignoring advice and continuing to operate regular service, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. Andrea Burton, executive director of the association, says there are some hygienists being told they…

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RCDSO Update – A Message to All Ontario Dentists Regarding COVID-19

March 21, 2020 by RCDSO

Message to Ontario Dentists We’ve heard concerns from the public about dentists not respecting Public Health advice about self-isolation following travel or attendance at the Pacific Dental Conference. Who should self-isolate? Anyone who is directed to do so by their…

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‘Unbelievable’: Some Sask. Dentists Outraged Province’s State of Emergency Doesn’t Ban Optional Dentistry

March 20, 2020 by CBC News

The province’s chief medical health officer says optional dental work will not be banned in Saskatchewan, despite the province having declared a state of emergency and suspended all optional hospital medical procedures. Some experts and dentists had asked chief medical health officer…

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ADA Develops Guidance on Dental Emergency, Non-Emergency Care

March 20, 2020 by ADA News

The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergency dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on…

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American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19

March 20, 2020 by American Association of Endodontists

The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19. The announcement came at a time when other dental organizations revealed similar recommendations regarding dental care and emergency vs. non-emergency treatment. “Given the rapid and…

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MouthWatch TeleDent™ Helps Dental Practices Maintain Patient Contact During ADA’s “Urgent Care Only” Recommendations

March 20, 2020 by Marley

Designed to Keep the Dentist in Teledentistry, TeleDent Keeps Dental Offices Working While Flattening the Curve for COVID-19 MouthWatch, LLC recently announced that the latest software upgrades to its TeleDent all-in one teledentistry platform can help dental offices effectively deliver…

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Coronavirus: Alberta Dental Association Suspends All Non-Emergent Treatment, Services

March 19, 2020 by Global News

Dentists in Alberta can now only provide emergency treatment to patients as coronavirus cases and concerns continue to rise in the province. The Alberta Dental Association and College said in a notice on Tuesday that it was suspending all non-emergent treatments and services…

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Regular Dental Services Suspended Immediately in N.L.

March 19, 2020 by CBC News

All dental appointments in Newfoundland and Labrador are cancelled effective immediately, unless it is an emergency. Paul O’Brien, the provincial dental board’s registrar, sent a letter to dental clinics Monday afternoon telling them it was time to shut the doors…

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How Dentists are Trying to Flatten the Curve of the COVID-19 Virus in Manitoba

March 19, 2020 by CTV News

Restrictions continue to be put in place in effort to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus, and on Tuesday the Manitoba Dental Association gave a statement urging dentists to take action to minimize the spread, though some dental centres…

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Coronavirus And Record of Employment – A NASTY SURPRISE

March 19, 2020 by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

Dental offices in coping with Coronavirus, can expect many staff members to be off work for some period of time. The Record of Employment (ROE) will assist staff to apply for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Note that only staff members…

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ODA Events Cancelled for Next Three Weeks Due to COVID-19

March 18, 2020 by ODA

The ODA continues to respond to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its potential impact on all events and activities. First and foremost is the health and safety of our members, staff and the public. Because of recent guidance from…

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Non-Essential Dental Work Postponed in Kamloops and B.C.

March 18, 2020 by Jeff Andreas, Radio NL

A dental conference in Vancouver, where a person tested positive for COVID-19, is interrupting dental services across BC including right here in Kamloops. All non-essential treatments are being postponed until further notice with a lot of unknowns about when operations…