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February 7, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Attracting New Staff to Your Practice

by Oral Health

While over a third of dental practices have seen no change to their staffing, there are many dentists that are struggling to hire new team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over ½ of dentists have begun offering higher wages to

February 4, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Two Years with COVID-19

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

Welcome to 2022. We, as dentists, hygienists, assistants and office administrators, have now been affected by COVID-19 for almost two years in some way, shape or form. Our dental offices have experienced situations that none of us ever dreamed of

February 4, 2022 News News

Salisbury Hospital Staff Given Mouthwash to Reduce COVID-19

by New Valley

All NHS staff working at Salisbury Hospital will receive a free mouthwash as part of a pioneering initiative inspired by the research work of Salisbury Consultant Radiologist Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones, who has proposed that simple oral hygiene measures could reduce

January 28, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

‘Shoulder to Shoulder’: B.C. Dental Hygienist Students Want Online Learning, Cites Crowded Classes

by Global News

Students at a private Vancouver technical college for dental hygienists say their school isn’t doing enough to ensure safety amid the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Students at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene are calling for their classroom instruction

January 25, 2022 News DentistryNews

Night Time and Weekend Appointments as English Dentists Tackle Backlog

by Ella Pickover, PA Health Correspondent

NHS dental patients are to be offered care over weekends and into the night as dentists try to tackle the backlog of care built up by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials have said. More than 350,000 additional dentist appointments are to

January 20, 2022 News DentistryNews

Dental Student’s Victory Over Vaccine Mandate Forces Alberta Health Services to Accept Testing

by Jonathan Bradley, True North

University of Alberta dentistry student Will Teichgraber won his case against Alberta Health Services (AHS) over the ministry’s vaccine mandate, according to a press release by Liberty Coalition Canada (LCC) on Monday. LCC said that due to the work of its chief

January 18, 2022 News NewsOverall Health

Pfizer Receives Health Canada Authorization for COVID-19 Oral Treatment

by Pfizer Canada Inc.

Pfizer Canada announced that Health Canada has authorized the use of PAXLOVID™ (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults (18 years of age and older) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, and

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

Dental staffing
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