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dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic – Raise your Pots for Canadians on the Front Line

May 1, 2020 by dentalcorp

Join us and ‘raise your pots’ for Canadians on the front line On Friday, May 8, we will be hosting our inaugural dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic at 6 pm ET. This tournament is open to all Canadians* Share it with…

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Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales

May 1, 2020 by Bill Henderson; Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Never has the statement that we live in unprecedented times been truer. As of the writing of this article, none of us fully understands how this pandemic will play out. But even in times of unprecedented crisis, experience and basic…

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COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits

May 1, 2020 by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

With COVID-19 shutting down many dental practices across the country, the government has introduced new benefits to help businesses weather this storm. Here is an overview of what’s available for dentists and some ways to optimize the benefits for you…

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Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?

May 1, 2020 by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

ABSOLUTELY!!! And here is why. If your ultimate goal is to own your own practice, then do not pass on a good office because of the times we are currently in. An economic crisis can be the best possible time…

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The Lessons That I Didn’t Learn at School

May 1, 2020 by Hunter Soll

I never thought the day would come where I would be writing for Oral Health, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. My name is Hunter Soll, daughter of co-chairman of the editorial board of Oral Health, Dr.…

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COVID-19: Alberta Golf Courses to Reopen, Dental Services to Resume in the Coming Days

May 1, 2020 by Edmonton Journal

Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions will begin lifting Friday, but it will be at least two weeks until retailers and restaurants can re-open. Under the province’s plan, unveiled Thursday by Premier Jason Kenney, some boat launches can open Friday and vehicles will…

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Manitoba Dentists Prepare to Open Monday for Urgent Matters Only

May 1, 2020 by CBC News

Dentists across Manitoba are preparing for the “new normal” — wearing N95 masks and face shields, and only seeing a limited number of patients with urgent needs. Starting Monday, dental offices will be able to be reopen under the plan announced by…

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Paid OPTIM® is Effective Against Novel Coronavirus

May 1, 2020 by SciCan

OPTIM® has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Novel Coronavirus on hard non-porous surfaces and non-invasive medical devices. This product can therefore be used against 2019-nCoV when used in accordance with the directions for use against Poliovirus on hard, non-porous…

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“Settle Time” After an Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure (AGMP)

April 30, 2020 by The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan

What is “Settle Time”? The “settle time” is the amount of time needed to remove infectious airborne organisms from room air (e.g., TB, chicken pox) or infectious aerosols that may be created during an AGMP. This begins when the source…

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Returning to Practice: Planning and Considerations

April 30, 2020 by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario has now released A Framework for Reopening our Province. The document makes clear that, when implemented, “public health and safety will be the number one concern, while balancing the needs of people and businesses”. This approach reflects…

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The New Normal — PPE Gown Shortage

April 30, 2020 by Transitions Group

The dental community’s concern continues to rise regarding the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) supply and availability for their return to work, as mandated by their respective governing bodies. Today, we review an essential PPE item that is in high demand…

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Gowns, Hairnets and No Small Talk: Saskatchewan Dentist Says Patients Can Expect Big Changes

April 29, 2020 by CBC News

Dr. Parviz Yazdani, a dentist in Saskatoon, said once his office reopens May 4, safeguards will be in place to guarantee everyone’s safety. “You will not be able to have as much of a chit chat with your dentist,” he…

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‘It’s Been Hell’: COVID-19 Restrictions Leave Woman With Broken Tooth and in Pain

April 29, 2020 by CBC News

On the very day Nova Scotia shut most dental clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer Allen bit into a carrot and broke a back tooth. A month later, she’s still in pain. The Halifax woman called her dentist in March…

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CDSS Alert – COVID-19 Pandemic: IPC Interim Protocol Update

April 29, 2020 by The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan

All CDSS members are required to review this CDSS Alert as CDSS members transition to Non-Emergency Dental Care Some oral health care facilities may choose to remain closed due to shortage of PPE or recent facility requirement changes. However, all…

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Guidance on Emergency and Urgent Care During COVID-19

April 28, 2020 by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario has declared a State of Emergency and issued an Emergency Order, closing all non-essential businesses. Health care and social services have been identified as essential businesses and regulated health professionals, including dentists, are permitted to provide…

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Will Saskatchewan Residents Flock to Dental Offices When They Reopen in May?

April 28, 2020 by CBC News

If you open it, will they come? The Saskatchewan government’s plan to gradually restart the economy is set to launch next month. Will the public rush back to campgrounds, eye appointments and flower shops? In Germany and other countries that…

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dentalcorp Launches Free Online Screening Tool to Help Flatten the Curve

April 28, 2020 by dentalcorp

dentalcorp, Canada’s largest network of dental practices, announced today the nationwide launch of a free virtual dental triage service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessible through hellodent.com, an online directory that connects people with practices in dentalcorp’s network, patients are virtually screened…

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Dentists Say PPE Shortage, ‘Aerosol’ Concerns Could Delay Reopening of Services

April 27, 2020 by CBC News

Saskatchewan dentists say shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and challenges with managing airborne particles from dental work could delay the return of routine services beyond May 4. The provincial government announced Thursday that medical services, including dental clinics, will…

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Manitoba’s Medical Providers Hope They Can Reopen, Safely and Slowly, in Coming Weeks

April 27, 2020 by CBC News

For the last month in Manitoba, dental care, like many other medical services, including optometry and physiotherapy, have been for emergencies only. On Thursday, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, said changes in provincial COVID-19 rules will be brought in…

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Canadians Should be Brushing, Flossing Teeth More Often Amid Pandemic

April 27, 2020 by CTV News

Canadians are being advised to take extra care in maintaining their oral hygiene amid the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent a surge in serious oral health problems once dental offices reopen. In an interview with CTV News Channel on Sunday, the…