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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…

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Coronavirus – A Financial Survival Kit

March 18, 2020 by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

Preparing yourself and your finances for this turbulent time, created by Coronavirus, tumbling oil prices and stock markets, will help allay your fears and anxiety. Here are tips and strategies to help you weather the hurricane: 1) Protect/Enhance Cashflow During…

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Henry Schein Launches COVID-19 Resource Center

March 18, 2020 by Henry Schein, Inc. 

Online Hub Provides Dental and Medical Professionals with Critical Information Regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) released today the COVID-19 Resource Center, a web-based hub that provides industry-specific information to help office-based dental and medical practitioners…

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Dental Schools Take Proactive Steps in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 18, 2020 by ADA News

Classes moving online, practicing social distancing and cancelling of university-sponsored travel and events are among the ways dental schools around the country are responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. Some are extending their spring breaks…

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Thousands of Attendees at Vancouver Dental Conference Told to Self-Isolate Immediately

March 17, 2020 by CBC News

Nearly 15,000 people who attended a dental conference in Vancouver in early March have been told to self-isolate immediately by B.C.’s provincial health officer who said multiple cases of coronavirus have been traced to the event. On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry said 30 additional…

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Are You Prepared for COVID-19?

March 17, 2020 by TGNA

The spread of the COVID-19 has been the dominating the news and it is important for practice owners and teams to prepare to respond as it continues to develop both in Canada and globally. Here are ways you can take…

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Academy of Laser Dentistry Cancels Annual Meeting Citing National Emergency Caused by the Coronavirus

March 16, 2020 by The Academy of Laser Dentistry

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced that the 27th annual conference and exhibition, which was scheduled to take place April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, cannot be held due to the coronavirus pandemic. According…

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A Message to All Dentists in Ontario – COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020 by The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

In accordance with our mandate to act in the public’s interest and in hearing the numerous comments made to us by members, in consultation with hospitals and public health and others, we are offering to the membership the following measures…

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A Message to All Dental Hygienists in Ontario – COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020 by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The RCDSO has advised dentists that they strongly recommend that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. The CDHO has been in discussion with the RCDSO and is in full support of this action. The CDHO also strongly…

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Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium New York Postponed to 2021

March 16, 2020 by The Oral Reconstruction Foundation

Since the start of the coronavirus epidemic the Oral Reconstruction Foundation has been closely monitoring the developments. The health and safety of all Global Symposium attendees has always been the top priority. And during the last couple of weeks, alternative…

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Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Dental Conference in Vancouver, Health Officials Warn

March 13, 2020 by CTV News

A dental conference in Vancouver may have been the site of COVID-19 exposure earlier this month, local health authorities are warning. Vancouver Coastal Health said Thursday that a person who attended the Pacific Dental Conference on March 6 recently tested…

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Coronavirus Forces Dental Practice in Scotland to Shut Down

March 10, 2020 by Dentistry.co.uk

Stewart and Stewart Dental Practice in Lanarkshire is closing temporarily after NHS Lanarkshire confirmed a coronavirus case at the practice. The practice is contacting patients who have been to visit the practice since confirming the case. Glasgow Live reports that the…

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Dental Cancellations, Layoffs Possible Due to Mask Shortage From COVID-19 Hoarding

March 10, 2020 by CBC News

The B.C. Dental Hygienists Association is warning its members could be laid off, and dental visits cancelled, if a medical mask shortage caused by COVID-19 fears continues to grow. The hygienists’ concerns are echoed by their employers — the dentists…

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COVID-19: Occupational Groups That Are at High Risk

March 9, 2020 by Medical News Today

As the global number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, scientists are grappling with numerous questions about the novel coronavirus. Many of these questions concern the ways in which the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted: “How does the virus spread?” “How…

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Coronavirus Panic-Buying May Force Australian Dentists to Shut Their Doors

March 6, 2020 by The New Daily

Dentists and GPs say “critically low levels” of vital surgical supplies such as face masks – brought on by frenzied buying amid the coronavirus outbreak – might force them to shut practices. The Australian Dental Association said practices across the…

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ADA Releases Coronavirus Handout for Dentists Based on CDC Guidelines

March 2, 2020 by ADA News

The American Dental Association has released an informational handout for dentists on the coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19. The handout covers strategies for helping prevent the transmission of suspected respiratory disease in the dental health care setting and answers frequently asked questions…

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Saskatoon Dentist and Researcher Pushing for Saliva Test to Detect COVID-19

March 2, 2020 by CTV News

A dentist and researcher is working at the University of Saskatchewan to develop a test to detect the corona virus, now known as COVID-19, in saliva. Walter Siqueira, who is also the associate dean of the College of Dentistry, said…

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IDEM 2020 is Postponed Until June 2020

February 28, 2020 by IDEM Singapore

Following guidance from Singapore’s Ministry of Health and to address the concerns of all stakeholders about holding IDEM in April 2020, Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association, the co-organisers of IDEM 2020, will postpone the event to Friday – Sunday,…

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Dentists Worried About Shortage of Masks in Light of New Coronavirus Outbreak

February 17, 2020 by CTV News

The Ontario Ministry of Health says it’s working with manufacturers of medical masks to address shortage concerns expressed by dentists in light of the new coronavirus outbreak, according to a memo sent to the provincial regulator for dentistry. In the…

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China’s Island Province Hainan Suspends All Dental Clinics to Avoid Coronavirus Risks

February 2, 2020 by Shine News

The Hainan provincial health commission has suspended all stomatology departments and dental clinics to prevent risks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Hospitals and clinics will only retain necessary dentofacial surgery staff to deal with emergency situations such as wounds and…