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March 9, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Experts Say Gum Disease Could Increase COVID-19 Symptom Severity

by WAVY.com

Dental experts are saying gum disease can cause more problems than rotting teeth and bad breath. A new study shows it may increase your risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. The research suggests COVID-19 patients who have gum disease are nine times

March 4, 2021 News News

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Now Open for GTA Dentists

by 680 NEWS

Dentists in the GTA are preparing to roll up their sleeves. The Ontario Dental Association tells 680 NEWS registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now open to dentists in Halton, Durham and Hamilton. York and Peel regions already have some clinics

March 4, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Getting Back to Dental Hygiene During the Pandemic

by CDHA

According to a national poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), many Canadians have delayed professional dental hygiene care since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The poll of 2000 adults, conducted between January 15 and 18,

March 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Donates More Than 10 Million Personal Protective Equipment Items to Non-Governmental Organizations for Front-Line Health Care Workers and Social Service Providers

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Donations to be Distributed in More Than 40 Countries and Territories by Americares, Direct Relief, International College of Dentists, MAP International, MedShare, Project HOPE, and Special Olympics Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions

March 3, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists See Increased Prevalence of Stress-Related Oral Health Conditions

by ADA

The vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of stress-related oral health conditions among their respective patients have increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute’s latest data from its COVID-19 economic

March 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sask. Researcher Uses Spit Samples to Study COVID-19 Risks in Dentistry

by CTV News

A Saskatoon dentistry professor is helping with a national study investigating COVID-19 infection rates, transmission risks, and immune system responses in those working in dental clinics, laboratories, and offices in universities. “This is an exciting project that has brought all

March 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on February 28, 2021

by Public Health Agency of Canada

As we continue to follow public health advice and limit our outings to keep everyone safer, we should not let that extend to the health visits that are necessary for maintaining our wellbeing now and into the future. Now, as

March 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Surge in Cancer Cases in the UK After Covid Caused Dental Care Delays

by The Sunday Times

Delays to dental care during the pandemic have resulted in a surge of oral cancer cases being caught at a late stage, a leading consultant has said. Matthew Garrett, the dean of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College

March 1, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Maintain Enhanced Precautions

by RCDSO

The RCDSO advises that all dentists in Ontario should continue to use enhanced precautions at all times in the dental office. There are growing concerns about the potential for a new wave of COVID-19 as variants of the virus begin to spread

February 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Saliva of Dental Students at U of Manitoba to be Studied for COVID-19 Risks

by CBC

The saliva of some students and staff at the University of Manitoba will be examined as part of a national study on occupational risks associated with COVID-19. The samples will come from students, faculty and support staff in dentistry and dental hygiene at the

February 26, 2021 News News

‘Well Prepared and Willing’: Alberta Dentists Step Up to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by CTV News

Now that pharmacists have been given the ability to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Albertans, another group of medical professionals say they are ready to help in the effort too. The Alberta Dental Association and College says it is working with

February 26, 2021 News News

Dentists, Pharmacists Ready to Start Vaccinating Thousands in B.C.

by IChek

As Roy Kingerlee settles in for his appointment to replace a crown, Dr. Ross Crapo prepares an anesthetic in his dentists’ office. “Open as wide as you can,” Dr. Crapo said. He routinely uses syringes as part of his practice,

February 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

New FDI World Dental Federation Global Survey Reveals That Two-Thirds of Countries are Not Allowing Dentists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by FDI World Dental Federation

Survey also shows that half of the responding countries have agreed to include dentists in their priority vaccination groups FDI World Dental Federation today called for more countries to enable dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines after a survey of its members

February 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Health Authorities Continue to Recruit Staff for COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

by Montreal Gazette

The health authority that covers the West Island continues to hire vaccinators, administrative assistants and other health-care professionals to work at its vaccination centres. As Quebec starts vaccinating seniors 85 and older on Monday, nurses, respiratory therapists and midwives are needed to evaluate

February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Study Examines Occupational Risks Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates, Transmission Risk, and Immunity in Dental Schools Across Canada

by COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

Dental and dental hygiene students and staff remain among the few groups on-site nearly daily at universities and colleges across Canada. Their continued presence on campus and the nature of the dental work itself increases their risk of exposure to

February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists in the US

by American Dental Association

Joint research investigates pandemic’s impact on infection control practices in dental health setting; employment rate of dental hygienists Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent

February 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Child with Autism Denied Dental Work Because of Mask Bylaw

by VTBeyond

As the masked madness continues into 2021, mask exempt individuals are becoming more and more alienated. Serena, a mother of two autistic sons, is no stranger to this segregation. Both of her sons have been denied medical treatment at various

February 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Headaches, Toothaches Could Be Result of Stress-Induced Teeth Grinding

by CBC

If you’ve noticed more headaches, ear aches or joint pain during the pandemic, a Waterloo dentist says teeth grinding could be to blame. Since the first lockdown in March, Dr. Aadil Shamji says more patients have come to him with symptoms

February 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

Covid in Scotland: Dental Schools Unable to Take on New Students

by BBC

Scotland’s dental schools will not admit new students in September due to existing trainees having to repeat the academic year. It was announced last week that dental students had not been able to gain sufficient clinical experience during the Covid

February 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

N95-Type Respirator Masks: Medicom Now Producing Almost 5 million Units Per Month at New Montreal Plant

by Medicom Group

Quebec company AMD Medicom Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of procedure and respiratory masks, announced today that the company is now producing 4.8 million SafeMask Architect Pro™ N95-type masks per month at the Medicom plant in Montreal. Production of