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A Letter from dentalcorp

April 3, 2020 by dentalcorp

Dear Dental Community, 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.Advertisement As an organization dentalcorp recognizes that in this crisis we…

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Coltene SciCan Launches COVID-19 Information Resource Webpage

April 2, 2020 by SciCan

As your infection control specialist, Coltene SciCan remains committed to providing solutions and sharing knowledge to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. That’s why we have launched a dedicated web page, www.scican.com/corona-virus-resources containing articles on surface disinfection, information on…

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The COVID Crisis: Use Downtime to Prevent Chaos – April 8 Webinar

April 2, 2020 by Prosperident

Wednesday, April 8 – 3:00 pm Eastern / Noon Pacific Join Prosperident’s David Harris and Amber Weber as they outline strategies for making use of enforced downtime to improve protection and enhance your practice’s financial well-being. YOU WILL LEARN: The…

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Twice as Nice Uniforms Steps Up During COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020 by Twice as Nice Uniforms

As the coronavirus continues to spread, there is increased concern over keeping our healthcare professionals safe and productive. To address these critical needs, Twice as Nice Uniforms (2AN) has converted its New Jersey based factory to exclusively produce personal protective…

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Nanaimo Dentists Donate 4,000 Masks, 25,000 Gloves to Health-Care Peers

April 2, 2020 by Victoria News

With their chairs empty for now, Nanaimo dentists decided they have plenty of equipment they can spare in a crisis. Dentists in the Nanaimo area donated 4,000 masks – including 800 N95 masks – as well as 25,000 disposable gloves…

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The Management of Endodontic Emergencies during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

April 1, 2020 by Dentsply Sirona

Join Dr. Gary Glassman for another educational discussion on The Management of Endodontic Emergencies during the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond presented by Dentsply Dr. Glassman will discuss the necessary precautions dentists must take in treating patients, with the underlying assumption that…

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COVID-19: Premier Doug Ford Seen Personally Picking Up Mask Donation from Dental Office

April 1, 2020 by National Post

Ontario Premier Doug Ford was seen personally picking up thousands of face masks from a dental office on Monday in Markham, Ont. A tweet by Toronto-based lawyer and author Warren Kinsella shows a photo of the premier, donning an N95…

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Insurer Says It Will Pay Dentists’ Claims for Pandemic Coverage

April 1, 2020 by The Globe and Mail

Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah says the insurance company will “stand by” its pandemic coverage for dentists who followed provincial orders to close down their practices because of the outbreak of COVID-19. The reassurance to the dental community comes two…

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Dentists Fighting to Get Insurance Payouts Because Office Closure Seen as ‘Voluntary’

March 31, 2020 by The Globe and Mail

Thousands of Canadian dentists who followed industry recommendations to shut down their practices nearly two weeks ago because of the COVID-19 outbreak have still not received insurance payments despite taking out business interruption policies that include pandemic coverage. The industry-wide…

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COVID-19 Update – Request from Ministry of Health

March 30, 2020 by RCDSO

The Ministry of Health is asking you to share ventilators and other medical supplies and equipment to support Ontario’s health care system in treating COVID-19. The critical need is for standard ventilators, emergency transport ventilators, anesthesia gas machines capable of providing…

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Edmonton-Area Dentists Offer Free Virtual Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020 by CBC News

A group of Edmonton-area dentists are using technology to offer free dental consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group hopes its new website will take unnecessary pressure off hospital emergency rooms and offer a service that’s currently difficult to obtain. Earlier…

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Hidden Camera Investigation Finds Misleading Information, Questionable Treatment Plans From SmileDirectClub

March 30, 2020 by CBC News

Following Marketplace investigation, company announces increased training and changes to ‘customer experience’ In a time when the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is encouraging Canadians to stay inside, one company says that physical distancing shouldn’t stop you from straightening your teeth. “This…

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Dental Industry – Outreach to Manufacturers and Suppliers

March 27, 2020 by DIAC

Dear Manufacturers and Suppliers, Please see below note regarding 3D printed masks, specifications, volumes, and supply chain coordination: Masks can be 3D printed and it’s amazing that so many people are stepping up to offer this!  Thank you for rallying…

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Pandemic Coverage: The Big Unknown for Dentists

March 27, 2020 by Canadian Underwriter

Are Canadian dentists covered for business interruption or commercial liability arising from the COVID-19 pandemic? That is open to question right now for some existing policies. What seems clear is that if a dentist wants to buy a new policy…

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COVID-19 – Emergency Screening of Dental Patients Using Teledentistry

March 27, 2020 by RCDSO

The following provides direction for Ontario dentists on the acceptable use of teledentistry during the current State of Emergency. It does not authorize the use of teledentistry in any other setting or circumstance. PDF version available here. What is teledentistry? Teledentistry…

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Cancelled: FDI World Dental Congress 2020 in Shanghai

March 27, 2020 by FDI

Open letter from FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger and Executive Director Mr Enzo Bondioni regarding the FDI World Dental Congress 2020 in Shanghai  Dear colleagues and friends, The world is going through a very challenging time as a result…

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COVID-19 Update from Image Dental Laboratory

March 26, 2020 by Image Dental Laboratory

To all friends and clients of IDL, As we enter day five of physical distancing (we closed the doors for all but emergencies last Friday), many of us are finding it particularly frustrating to be in a position where we…

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COVID-19: Island Dental Clinic Donates Gloves, Masks to Health Centre

March 26, 2020 by Vancouver Island Free Daily

Like all dentists’ offices across the Island, the Nanoose Bay Dental Centre has had to curtail services due to concerns related the COVID-19 pandemic. But the centre has still managed to find a way to lend a helping hand to…

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‘No Social Distancing in Dentistry’: How Care Has Changed During Coronavirus

March 26, 2020 by Global News

Like many Canadians, Natalie Archer has been adjusting to her new life in the time of coronavirus. For someone who has spent years sitting side-by-side with patients, whether to clean someone’s teeth or yank them out, new distancing protocols amid the…

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Stay in Contact With Your Patients While in Isolation

March 25, 2020 by Transitions Group

After a full week of closure, now might be a good time for getting in touch with your patients. After all, they’re probably not aware of where they stand in regard to dental care or your practice if they haven’t…