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Teledentistry: Trending Post-COVID-19

July 9, 2021 by Paola Ochoa, DDS, DiplABAD, FASDA

Practicing dentistry at a distance, utilizing instantaneous virtual mobile technology, was the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago. We were taught in dental school that our capacity to diagnose disease and to perform dentistry relied entirely upon…

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Past-Year Dental Visits More Frequent in Urban Versus Rural Areas

July 9, 2021 by Medical Express

Nearly two-thirds of adults have had a dental visit within the past 12 months, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., and…

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‘Game Changing’: Ont. Biotech Company Trying to Develop Dissolving Oral COVID-19 Vaccine Strips

July 8, 2021 by CTV News

An Ontario-based biotechnology company and researchers from McMaster University have teamed up to develop a potential new method for delivering COVID-19 vaccines that would use an oral strip instead of a needle. The thin strips, which would be infused with…

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Dental Hygienists Strained as COVID Eases and Patients Return

June 29, 2021 by Los Angeles Times

Dental hygienist Jeannette Diaz’s patients sometimes cry. Lately, she’s been crying with them. It’s not just because so many people refrained from getting dental work during much of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving her to scrape off more than a year’s…

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Dental Hygienist Offers Treatments in Gardens Amid COVID Backlog

June 29, 2021 by Marie Claire Dorking, yahoo!news

A dental hygienist has been doing treatments in gardens amid a backlog of demand for her services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fiona Perry, 56, from Comrie Perthshire, has been cycling between clients homes with her equipment on a cargo…

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Dental Hygiene Career… In the Middle of a Pandemic

June 25, 2021 by Alana Munro, RDH

So that’s it! Board exams are done and passed, the stress of studying endlessly for weeks at a time is behind you, and you can finally celebrate the joys of being an educated professional. Any new career can cause a…

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Dentistry, Engineering Researchers Explore COVID-19 Spread and Safety in Dental Offices

June 22, 2021 by University of Minnesota

A collaborative effort between University of Minnesota researchers and clinicians made a real-life, immediate impact on patient care and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Without this expertise, I don’t believe our clinics would have opened up as soon as they…

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Staff Vaccine Status Discussions, Disclosures Pose Challenges for Businesses

June 18, 2021 by Toronto Star

Cynthia Fernandez said her personal sense of responsibility for the safety of her clients led her to publicly disclose that her staff were vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this spring. “I think a lot of people are nervous still about coronavirus,”…

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Dentists See Rise in Cosmetic Dentistry Requests as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

June 17, 2021 by NBC News

Cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi noticed a trend among his patients in Beverly Hills, California, beginning around March: Demand for treatments, everything from teeth whitening to full smile-makeovers, was higher than pre-pandemic levels. Even international virtual consultations restarted as people again…

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Introducing New 3M Respirators Made in Canada

June 17, 2021 by eGrimesDirect

eGrimesDirect.com announced the availability of the new 3M NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. They are available through the website: 3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator Surgical Mask 1870+ sold in bulk cases of 440 individually wrapped masks. As of April…

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US Dental Practices ‘Largely Exempt’ from OSHA Rule

June 15, 2021 by ADA

The ADA is pleased that dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The OSHA emergency standard, released June 10, provides additional guidance for health care…

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Considerations for Buying and Selling a Dental Practice During the Pandemic

June 14, 2021 by Ken Arding, BDO Canada

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unexpected and unprecedented period in Canada and beyond. And while you might think that would hinder dental professionals from buying or selling a practice, think again. Over the last…

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Understaffed and Ready to Hire, Dentists Face Applicant Shortages as They Emerge From COVID-19 Pandemic

June 10, 2021 by ADA

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca De La Rosa, D.D.S., prided herself on having a tenured dental team. But after losing two hygienists and an expanded-function assistant at the height of the pandemic — all of whom had been working for…

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UK Dental Leaders Commit to Review of Infection Control Rules Amid Backlog Concerns

June 9, 2021 by The National

The announcement came after dentists warned that the current rules could have “serious consequences” for patient care. Dentists have said that the number of appointments they can offer patients is being hampered by the stringent requirements for infection control in…

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ADA Tells White House: No ‘Grave Danger’ of Being Exposed to COVID-19 in Dental Settings

June 8, 2021 by ADA

“There does not appear to be a grave danger of being exposed to COVID-19 in dental settings, particularly as the pandemic is decelerating.” This is what the ADA told the White House Office of Management and Budget during a June 1…

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COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

June 7, 2021 by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was…

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Ontario Together Fund to Provide Dental Professionals with Free Rapid Antigen Tests Through ODA Supply Hub

June 4, 2021 by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to provide its registered members with free Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests courtesy of the Ontario Together Fund (OTF). The…

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Government of Ontario Joins Forces with Ontario Dental Association to Offer Free N95 3M™ AURA™ Masks to Dental Professionals Through ODA Supply Hub

June 4, 2021 by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to offer its registered members N95 3M™ AURA™ masks at no cost provided by the Ontario Government. The Ontario Government made a five-year…

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Staying the Course: Tips for Remaining Vigilant in an Ever-Evolving Pandemic

June 4, 2021 by Elaine Powell, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

A year-and-a-half into this ever-evolving pandemic and we find ourselves in the grip of a third wave. The pandemic has caused a significant change in all of our lives. The only constant we’ve had is the constant of the unknown.…

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Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management

June 4, 2021 by Dr. Sam Mazahreh, BriteHive Solutions.

I always felt secure working in dentistry; safe from business cycles that can affect other businesses but not dentistry. Dentists carried a belief that we operated within a resilient, recession-proof industry; after all, when a patient breaks a tooth or…