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January 17, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Dentists Helping People Through Teeth-Clenching Stressful Times in Simcoe County

by Simcoe.com

Meredith Skinner knows stress is impacting her body. She’s been dealing with clenching her jaw for a few years already, but it’s grown worse during the pandemic. “It is absolutely stress-related,” Skinner said. “In the last two years, I have

January 7, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

When Are We Going Back to “Normal”?

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

COVID-19 has certainly turned our world upside down. Nowhere is this truer than in the dental profession. Dental offices all over our country have had to step up measures to ensure that our patients and staff are safe. In fact,

January 7, 2022 Feature OHGdataPractice management

Data Driven Dentistry 2022: A Summary

by Oral Health

Oral Health is excited to share the results of our annual Data Driven Dentistry survey! After the success of last year’s survey, which focused predominantly on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dental industry, we have collected data

January 7, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Vaccine Related Jaw Fracture

by Bruce R Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Ian Dobson, MD, FRCP(C)

The mass vaccination programs, which have developed in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, have for the most part been a great success with a few complications. However, we report on an “unusual adverse event,” which required dental/oral surgery consultation.

January 7, 2022 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – New Requirements for Dentistry in Response to Omicron Variant


The Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a revised Directive #2 to preserve health system capacity by stopping or deferring procedures that: risk placing further strain on intensive care resources (e.g., procedures that carry a higher risk of subsequent hospitalizations). use

January 6, 2022 News News

Directive Suspending Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures Will Also Apply to Clinics Outside of Hospitals

by Chris Fox, CP24

A new directive suspending all non-urgent surgeries and procedures will also apply to clinics located outside of hospitals, the Ministry of Health confirms. The move to pause elective surgeries and procedures was announced earlier this week by Chief Medical Officer

January 4, 2022 News DentistryNews

NHS Likely to Lose Nearly Half of Dentists After Pressure Increased to Catch Up on Backlogs, Profession Warns

by Frazer Maude, Sky News

NHS dental practices are now being obliged to meet 85% of their pre-COVID activity levels or face financial penalties. But according to the British Dental Association (BDA) nearly two-thirds of practices currently estimate they are incapable of achieving these levels.

January 4, 2022 News News

A Chewing Gum That Could Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

by Penn Today

A chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein serves as a “trap” for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission, according to a new study. The work, led by Henry Daniell at Penn’s School of Dental Medicine and

December 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Omicron Variant and Revised Guidance for All Ontario Dentists


Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) has revised Directive #1 which sets out new requirements for health care providers. What this means for dentists Dentists must adhere to the following new requirements based on on Directive #1: Dentists must don a

December 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Study Assesses the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Faculty Well-being

by News-Medical.Net

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to withdraw for safety in 2020, faculty at dental schools did not report significant decreases in measures of their well-being, according to results from a study led by Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., at

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December 22, 2021 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Why Dental Staffing Has Forever Changed in the New Normal

by Dr. James Younger, TempStars

The ongoing global pandemic has drastically altered how many industries operate, and the dental industry is no different. Not only has COVID changed safety protocols within the industry and how dentists optimize their processes, but it has also changed how

December 22, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

How to Implement Translation Into Your Teledentistry

by Ofer Tirosh, CEO of Tomedes

Teledentistry is defined as the application of telecommunications, and so, it exchanges information between dentists and patients through interactive audio, text, and video. PubMed Central reported that many dentists find it difficult to continue their practice due to the pandemic.

December 22, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Getting It Right: Vaccine Policies in Dentistry

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); Julian Perez, J.D., SVP

On September 20, 2021, the RCDSO (Ontario’s dental regulator) encouraged all dentists to “support vaccination efforts, model responsible behaviour … and address vaccine hesitancy.” Other provincial dental regulators have recommended that all dentists and dental health care professionals get vaccinated

December 22, 2021 News News

$50 Restaurant Credit Offered to Any Unvaccinated People in Peterborough Getting First Shot by End of Year

by Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner

Dr. Rita Kilislian of Kawartha Endodontics is offering unvaccinated people in Peterborough an incentive to get their first dose of vaccine by the end of 2021. Kilislian announced Tuesday that she and her family will offer anyone who is unvaccinated

December 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists See Pandemic Stress in Patients with More Grinding, Cracked, Broken Teeth

by CTV News

Stress and anxiety connected to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is revealing itself in people’s mouths, say dentists who report increasing cases of patients with cracked, broken and damaged teeth over the past 20 months. Bruce Ward, a Vancouver-area dentist, said

December 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

New Brunswick Dentists Won’t Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

by CBC

The New Brunswick Dental Society will not be following the lead of doctors in the province and require dentists to have COVID-19 vaccinations. While endorsing vaccinations, the group is not making them a condition of a licence, said executive director

December 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Compulsory Covid Jabs ‘Calamitous’ for Dental Services in England, Says BDA

by The Guardian

Dentists’ leaders have said mandatory jabs for healthcare staff will have a “calamitous” impact on dental services in England, as a survey revealed that one in 10 dentists have not been double-vaccinated. MPs voted this week to approve regulations requiring NHS and

December 9, 2021 News News

Introducing a Reusable N95 NIOSH Approved Respirator WITHOUT an Exhalation Valve

by Dentec Safety Specialists Inc.

In response to a global shortage of respiratory PPE for healthcare and industrial frontline workers … Dentec became part of a revolution to reinvent the reusable respirator. Dentec Safety is proud to announce that they have been awarded a portion

December 6, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Data Driven Dentistry: 2021 Round-Up!

by Oral Health

The Biggest Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry According to our survey results, the largest impact of the pandemic on dental practices in Canada has been the drop in revenue. However, it has been proven that dentistry is an essential service

December 2, 2021 News News

Welsh Dental Patients ‘Might Never’ Get 6-Month Check-ups Again

by BBC

Dentists may never catch up with the backlog of patients waiting for check-ups, a leading dentist has warned. Dr Russell Gidney said around 6,000 of his patients had not been given a routine check-up in the past year because of