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COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals

June 4, 2021 by International & American Associations for Dental Research

Dental care professionals are thought to be at enhanced risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, but robust data to support this is lacking. The study “COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals,” published in the Journal of…

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COVID-19 Update: Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

June 4, 2021 by RCDSO

The Provincial government’s Stay-at-Home order is no longer in effect. It is expected that Ontario will move into step one of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen the week of June 14, 2021. While the situation with COVID-19 is improving, dentists…

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COVID-19 Update: 2nd Dose Vaccinations

May 28, 2021 by RCDSO

Earlier this month, the Province announced that high-risk health care workers are eligible to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a shortened interval. The list of high-risk health care workers can be found here. This list includes the…

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Study: Most Aerosol Droplets in Dental Procedures From Irrigation Tools, Not Saliva

May 26, 2021 by ADA

Patient saliva was found not to be the major source of the microbes in aerosols generated during dental procedures, according to Ohio State University researchers, who analyzed the genetic makeup of the organisms detected in aerosols. The findings, published May…

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COVID-19 Infection Rates of Dentists Remain Lower Than Other Health Professionals

May 25, 2021 by ADA

More than a year after COVID-19 appeared in the U.S., dentists continue to have a lower infection rate than other front-line health professionals, such as nurses and physicians, according to a study published online ahead of the June print issue…

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May 24, 2021 by Ekwa Marketing

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COVID-19 Update – Non-Urgent Procedures Are Permitted

May 20, 2021 by RCDSO

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario announced today that Directive #2 has been rescinded. As a result, “…non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures may be gradually resumed by health care providers and health care entities who were subject…

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Henry Schein Donates More Than 2.5 Million Personal Protective Equipment and Infection Control Items to Non-Governmental Organizations for Front-line Health Care Workers in Brazil and India

May 20, 2021 by Henry Schein, Inc.

Donations to be Distributed through C.H. Robinson to Health Systems and Key Areas by Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, IsraAid, MAP International, and Project HOPE Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), in partnership with C.H. Robinson and the C.H. Robinson…

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The Pandemic Was Bad for Our Teeth. Will It Change Oral Health Forever?

May 19, 2021 by The New York Times Magazine

There are early indications that the pandemic is taking a serious, and potentially long-lasting, toll on our oral health. In September, even before the winter coronavirus surge in the United States, an American Dental Association survey found that more than…

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American Business Awards Recognizes ADA for its COVID-19 Response

May 18, 2021 by ADA

The ADA announced April 28 it received a Silver Stevie Award in the 19th Annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premiere business awards program which recognized the Association’s response to COVID-19. The ADA was honored in the category of Most…

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COVID-19 Update: Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order Extended to June 2

May 17, 2021 by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced that the current Province-wide Stay-at-Home order will remain in effect at least until June 2, 2021. The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must…

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Dental Procedures During Pandemic Are No Riskier Than a Drink of Water

May 13, 2021 by Ohio State University

A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching COVID-19 at the dentist’s office. SARS-CoV-2 spreads mainly through respiratory droplets, and dental procedures are known to produce an abundance of aerosols –…

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Newest TeleDent™ Release Has Key Features That Dental Professionals Need and Patients Want for Post-COVID Dentistry

May 13, 2021 by MouthWatch, LLC

MouthWatch, LLC a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices recently added significant new features to its award-winning TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform designed to further balance its provider and patient benefits. Long regarded as…

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Propelling Forward-Thinking Dentists Out of the Pandemic Slump

May 12, 2021 by Avni Parekh, Dental Whale

More than a year into the global spread of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to affect businesses across the globe. With the first quarter of 2021 now behind us, there’s still very little information available about the pandemic’s effects during that…

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Dental Hygiene Visits and Overall Health During COVID-19

May 11, 2021 by Dr. Jerry Baluta, DDS

It’s been over a year since we all began living in our COVID-19 inspired modified reality. As industry professionals, we know the importance of regular dental hygiene appointments and we have a responsibility to ensure our patients are protecting their…

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The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth

May 11, 2021 by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

This past year has been a challenge and we have all felt the impact that COVID-19 has played in our lives, both professionally and personally. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high. There is fear for contracting the virus for…

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The Impacts of the Pandemic on Dental Practice: A Shift in the Oral Health Paradigm

May 10, 2021 by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices continue facing unprecedented challenges on both personal and professional levels. We have had to cope with the universal concerns about health risks to our patients, families, and ourselves. Added to our…

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How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns

May 10, 2021 by Oral Health

Our survey revealed that returning to work after the shut down last year resulted in over half of staff members feeling highly concerned for their personal safety. However, less than half of patients felt highly concerned returning to their dental…

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Pandemic-Minded Endodontics: Clinical Tips and Considerations

May 10, 2021 by Manor Haas, DDS, MSc(D), Cert. Endo.

INTRODUCTION The need for endodontic care during the COVID-19 pandemic has remained as important as ever. But as we face unprecedented clinical challenges due to this ongoing pandemic, we must adjust our practice by adopting certain protocols. This article will…

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Moving Ireland Dentists to Vaccination Programme Will Cause ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Children, Says IDA

May 10, 2021 by TheJournal.ie

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said that moving public sector dentists to the vaccination programme will cause “irreparable damage” to children and vulnerable adults. Speaking at the IDA’s AGM this morning, outgoing IDA President Dr Anne O’Neill said that…