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April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 12, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryFinancesOHGdataPractice management

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Financial Vaccine With a 90% Success Rate

by Oral Health

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 shutdown the world. The closures left many dentists uncertain about their future and finances. In response, the government introduced several financial vaccines, including the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), Canada Emergency Commercial Rent

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesOral Health

Logged On For Online Learning: COVID-19 Supercharged Industry Adoption of Digital Education, But is the Trend Here to Stay?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Being asked to quarantine throughout much of 2020 reshaped much of our common life together, including how we as clinicians pursue continuing education. As we all continue the transition out of “crisis mode” toward the “new normal,” I wanted to

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

More Healthcare Workers to Become Eligible for COVID Vaccines Monday

by Chat News Today

This coming week, more than 240,000 additional healthcare workers can book their appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. As the first step in Phase 2C of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, this includes nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare workers in patient care facilities

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order

by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced a Province-wide Stay-at-Home order, which went into effect Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must continue to

April 9, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Those With Poor Oral Hygiene Tend to Experience More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

by CTV News

An international study led by researchers at McGill University has found that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Using the digital medical and dental records from 568 Qatari patients with COVID-19, the researchers found

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Should COVID Vaccines Be Mandatory for Health-Care Workers?

by Diane Francis, Financial Post

Canada has a chronic shortage of vaccines, but we are also starting to see problems with vaccine hesitancy, which becomes particularly acute in health-care settings. Why are health-care workers who have refused to be vaccinated allowed to continue to work

April 7, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Some Suggest Study Showing Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Hygienists Demonstrates Great Leadership in the Dental Industry

by TempStars

A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those is the dental industry, some suggest. The study, conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)

April 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Winnipeg Biotech Company Develops New Way to Catch and Kill COVID-19 Virus

by Cytophage Technologies Inc.

Award-winning Cytophage Technologies Inc. announced it is about to begin animal testing on a throat and nasal spray that will stop infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants—thereby preventing death and illness as well as eliminating even asymptomatic cases

April 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

by RCDSO

Ontario announced new “emergency brake” measures. All 34 Public Health Units will move into province-wide shutdown for a period of at least four weeks starting April 3rd. Read the government’s news release here. The College’s COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks during In-Person

April 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Isolation Pods Help Dental Students with Practical Learning

by STV News

Special isolation pods have been installed in Dundee to help dental students return to practical learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. NHS Tayside has bought 20 of the self-contained dental pods, with 14 already in place at the Dundee Dental Hospital

Aerosol Generating Procedures
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of

March 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study Shows How SARS-CoV-2 Infects Cells in Mouth, Possibly Leading to Oral Symptoms

by ADA

A study examining the role of the oral cavity in SARS-CoV-2 infection has found evidence the virus infects cells in the mouth, which could explain why some patients with COVID-19 experience taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. The research also

March 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Medical Mask Manufacturer Medicom Announces New Consumer Face Mask Line

by AMD Medicom Inc.

The Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, today announced the launch of Medicom Expressions, the company’s first face mask designed for non-medical use. Historically, Medicom products have only been available to healthcare and

March 26, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentists Seeing ‘Mask Mouth’ and Stress-Related Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Global News

Dr. Elena Hernandez-Kucey says it’s something dentists across North America have been talking about: a noticeable increase in stress-related dental issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are seeing more joint problems, people arriving (in clinics) saying: ‘I’m not sleeping well, I’m

March 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Furthers Its Commitment to Accelerating Vaccine Equity by Partnering With the Black Coalition Against COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Partnership Reinforces Henry Schein’s Efforts in Addressing the Need to Include Primary-Care Physicians in the Vaccine Dissemination Process Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today its partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 (BCAC) in support of the BCAC’s recent

March 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador May Refuse High-Risk Patients

by The Chronicle Herald

The Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association (NLDA) says it is recommending its members not accept high-risk groups such as health-care workers, rotational workers and family members of rotational workers as clients until it gets more clarity from Public Health on

March 23, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Oral Hygiene Habits in Japan Reflect the Cold Reality of COVID-19 Pandemic

by The Japan Times

With COVID-19 altering all aspects of society over the past year or so, it’s perhaps not surprising that it also appears to have spurred a change in personal dental habits. Indeed, Japanese news outlets have published several anecdotal reports that

March 18, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Disaster: One Year After First Lockdowns Dentists Around the World Confront the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People’s Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

Ahead of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on Saturday 20 March and one year into the pandemic, FDI councillors and members say they are seeing first-hand the catastrophic aftermath of the virus on the health of people’s teeth and gums in dental