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October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study: Dental Practices Effective in Preventing Spread of COVID-19

by American Academy of Periodontology

99.7% of practices have implemented enhanced infection control procedures; less than 1% of dental professionals report COVID-19 positivity The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced today that an article published ahead of print in the Journal of the American Dental

October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less Than One Percent

by American Dental Association

Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020. The result is

October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Consumers Believe Maintaining Good Oral Health is Essential to Protecting Overall Health During the Pandemic

by Delta Dental Plans Association

This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental Plans Association applauds Americans for continuing to make their oral health care a priority as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. According to new consumer survey data, a majority (86%) of Americans believe maintaining

October 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

Some B.C. Dentists Charging COVID-19 Fee to Cover PPE Costs

by CityNews

Some B.C. dentists are charging patients a COVID-19 fee to help recoup their increased costs during the pandemic. The surcharges are meant to offset increased spending on masks, face shields, high-volume suction machines, and cleaning supplies, as well as decreased

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Demonstrating Resilience in a Professional Program During COVID-19: Top Five Pieces of Advice

by Meagan Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN; Jordan Mackenzie, BSc

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected everyone in some way. The combination of stressors seems endless – the fear of contracting the virus, losing a job, losing a loved one, and increased workloads for front-line health care workers – just

October 6, 2020 News News

Teeth Grinding and Other Dental Damage is Increasing During the Pandemic

by Today.com

New data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute indicates that there has been an rise in stress-related dental conditions, like tooth grinding and cracking, during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the data, which was collected by the ADA Health

October 6, 2020 News DentistryNews

Medicom Announces New USA Mask Manufacturing Plant

by Medicom

The Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, today announced the expansion of its U.S. mask manufacturing operations. The company will be adding a second factory with triple the square footage of its existing

October 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Vaccine Allocation Framework Identifies Dentists as Essential

by ADA News

Dentists and dental hygienists are essential health care workers who should be afforded early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a vaccine distribution framework released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine during an Oct. 2 webinar.

October 2, 2020 Feature CancerOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Coping During COVID: How Charity, Cancer, and Coincidence Brought These Dentists Together

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM; Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BA, DDS

Michael Carabash Ontario Dental Lawyer, Practice Seller, DMC LLP “It was a Valentine’s day I’ll never forget,” recalls Michael Carabash. “I was visiting Dr. Ron and Vicky Giedraitis at their practice. The conversation somehow turned to Vicky’s elective double mastectomy.

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October 2, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry Will Prevail If It Keeps Pivoting

by Lisa Philp, RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of TGNA

Without a doubt, 2020 will go down as one of the most unique “leap years” in history: 28 days in February, 100 days in March, and 500 days in April and May. In March, the state of emergency was announced

October 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ottawa Public Health Redeploying Dental Staff to COVID-19 Front Line

by CTV News

Four Ottawa Public Health dental clinics are closed until further notice so that staff can be redeployed to assist with the city’s response to COVID-19. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury tweeted a note to councillors from the Ottawa Public Health team

October 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The COVID Crunch: Winnipeg Dentist Says Teeth-Grinding a Sign of Pandemic Stress

by Global News

A Winnipeg dentist says he’s seen a significant uptick in people grinding their teeth in recent months, and there’s an obvious culprit: stress caused by COVID-19. Dr. Ken Hamin of Reflections Dental Health Centre told 680 CJOB his office is

September 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ontario Dentists to Consider Possibility of Testing Patients for COVID-19

by Yahoo News Canada

The Ontario Dental Association will meet Friday to discuss whether it’s possible for dental clinics to administer COVID-19 tests to patients throughout the province. This comes as demand for the service increases along with the number of cases in Ontario.

September 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘We Are Specialists’: Why One Ontario Dentist Supports COVID-19 Testing in Dental Clinics

by CTV News

Patients coming in to see their dentist or hygienist should be able to get a COVID-19 test, says one Ontario dentist. Dr. George Christodoulou, co-CEO at Altima Healthcare Canada, says that could reduce lines at assessment centres and preserve personal

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Regional Approaches to AGPs

by RCDSO

Recently, the College received new advice from PIDAC – the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee – via Public Health Ontario on the treatment of patients when performing aerosol-generating procedures. PIDAC is now recommending that, in regions of Ontario where COVID-19 transmission levels are

September 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mental Stress Can Lead to Dental Stress, and Some Alberta Dentists are Seeing the Signs

by CBC

Some Alberta dentists are worried the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a surge in dental issues like broken teeth and jaw problems. Mintoo Basahti, president-elect of the Alberta Dental Association and College, says bruxism — the clenching and

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A Hygienist Responds to a Study on COVID-19 and the Dental Practice

by Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, DrBicuspid.com

Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases. But does this apply to dental hygienists? There

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U of A Researcher Studying How Well COVID-19 Safety Measures are Protecting Canada’s Health Workers

by folio

There is heightened anxiety among physicians and jumps in depression among nurses, health-care aides and personal support workers, according to early data from a University of Alberta study into the effectiveness of safety measures to protect the physical and mental

September 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Teeth Are Taking a Beating’: Dentists Say Cracked Teeth Are More Common Post-Lockdown

by CTV News

Dentists have seen a surge in patients with cracked or damaged teeth over the course of the pandemic, a phenomenon some believe may be related to an increase in jaw clenching and grinding due to stress. Toronto-area dentist Dr. Kal

September 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Teledentistry Platform Helps Dental Practices Provide Safe Quality Care Amid COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc. 

TeleDent® By MouthWatch Now Available Through Henry Schein Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) is now offering TeleDent by MouthWatch, a teledentistry and patient engagement platform that incorporates live video conferencing, patient messaging, and cloud collaboration to ensure a seamless integration into