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March 21, 2020 News News

Coronavirus: Dental Hygienists Concerned Dentists are Still Providing Non-Essential Service

by Global News

The B.C. Dental Hygienists Association is concerned dentists in the province are ignoring advice and continuing to operate regular service, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. Andrea Burton, executive director of the association, says there are some hygienists being told they

March 21, 2020 News News

RCDSO Update – A Message to All Ontario Dentists Regarding COVID-19

by RCDSO

Message to Ontario Dentists We’ve heard concerns from the public about dentists not respecting Public Health advice about self-isolation following travel or attendance at the Pacific Dental Conference. Who should self-isolate? Anyone who is directed to do so by their

March 20, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Unbelievable’: Some Sask. Dentists Outraged Province’s State of Emergency Doesn’t Ban Optional Dentistry

by CBC News

The province’s chief medical health officer says optional dental work will not be banned in Saskatchewan, despite the province having declared a state of emergency and suspended all optional hospital medical procedures. Some experts and dentists had asked chief medical health officer

March 20, 2020 News News

ADA Develops Guidance on Dental Emergency, Non-Emergency Care

by ADA News

The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergency dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on

March 20, 2020 News News

American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19

by American Association of Endodontists

The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19. The announcement came at a time when other dental organizations revealed similar recommendations regarding dental care and emergency vs. non-emergency treatment. “Given the rapid and

March 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

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

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

March 10, 2020 News News

Coronavirus Forces Dental Practice in Scotland to Shut Down

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

March 10, 2020 News News

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

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

March 9, 2020 News News

COVID-19: Occupational Groups That Are at High Risk

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

March 6, 2020 News News

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

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

March 2, 2020 News News

ADA Releases Coronavirus Handout for Dentists Based on CDC Guidelines

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

March 2, 2020 News News

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

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

February 28, 2020 News News

IDEM 2020 is Postponed Until June 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,

February 17, 2020 News News

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

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

February 2, 2020 News News

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

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

January 31, 2020 Feature Health & HealingOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementPublic Health

Overcoming the Unknown: 5 Tips to Combat Coronavirus

by Elaine Powell, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “public health emergency of international concern”, meaning that it considers the emergence of novel coronavirus “an extraordinary event” posing a “public health risk … through the international spread of