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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Socially Distanced Dentistry

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Dentistry is a very socially interactive profession. COVID-19 has changed our abilities to interact completely. Never in our wildest dreams would any of us ever predicted to be in this circumstance today. It would be impossible to predict exactly how

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

So How Have You Been?

by Catherine Wilson, Guest Editorial

Catherine Wilson was a British serial killer who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She worked as a nurse and poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists in New Brunswick Prepare to Reopen Clinics Under New COVID Protocols

by CBC News

After getting the green light from the provincial government, dentists will reopen their offices Wednesday to patients waiting for much-needed dental work. “It’s been almost eight weeks since the suspension of regular treatment. Since then we’ve been dealing with just

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Costs of Reopening Adding Up for Dentists, Could Lead to Fee Increases

by CBC News

Manitoba’s dentists are trying to reopen their practices after being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but increased safety measures come with added costs, supply chain issues, and less capacity to treat patients. “It’s a much more

May 12, 2020 News News

As Provinces and Economies Re-Open, Canadians Wary of Hands-On Healthcare, But Bullish on New Virtual Options

by Green Shield Canada

As Canadian provinces and their economies slowly begin to re-open, a survey on consumer attitudes towards use of healthcare services reveals hesitancy to return to pre-pandemic behaviour in a pre-COVID-19 vaccine world. It also reveals a rapidly increasing interest in

Close up view of needle engaged in canal for intrapulpal injection.
May 11, 2020 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

“Managing Endodontic Emergencies in the COVID-19 Era”

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

Introduction Imagine the following scenario. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can only treat patients with acute emergencies, in order to help slow or stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, a patient calls you complaining of a severe tooth

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May 11, 2020 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Dentistry in the Coronavirus Era

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

It’s fair to say that day-to-day life and dentistry as we’ve known it have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, we went from normal, day-to-day dental care to a near medically induced coma with many, if

May 11, 2020 News Blogs

Equipment Shortage Means Some B.C. Dental Offices May Not Reopen When Given the Go-Ahead

by Kamloops This Week

After being closed for more than two months, B.C. dental offices have been given the green light to reopen ofter the Victoria Day long weekend — but shortages of personal protective equipment could mean some will remain closed. Dentists in

May 11, 2020 News News

New Brunswick Dental Offices Will Not Open Before May 13

by Global News

The New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS) said late on Friday that they don’t’ expect to have dental offices open until at least Wednesday, May 13. The NBDS said it needs time to allow its members to prepare to follow the

May 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists, Assistants Raising Alarm Over Reopening

by Global News

As dentist offices begin to reopen across Alberta, there are growing concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We gave a lot of our [personal protective equipment] away when we were told to support our front-line workers,” Melanie Johnston-Dore, a

May 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

Reopening of Quebec Dental Clinics is Stymied by Confusion and Fear

by Montreal Gazette

Confusing directives on how to safely treat patients and a lack of protective equipment are preventing dentists from taking care of thousands of clients and hampering their return to regular practice, Quebec dentists say. The work of dentists, dental surgeons

May 8, 2020 News News

Victoria Dentists, Physiotherapists and Restaurants Prepare to Open Their Doors

by CTV News

Dr. Stefan Picard is gearing up to reopen his downtown Victoria dental office soon, and is taking no chances keeping his staff and patients safe. “We’re supposed to get guidelines in the coming week, but we’re trying to get before

May 8, 2020 News News

Dentists Flock to Buy Industrial Masks in Hopes of Getting Back to Business

by CBC News

A Winnipeg business that sells fire fighting and safety equipment is seeing a different kind of clientele these days. Dental health professionals have been flocking to ABC Fire & Safety on Marion Street to buy respirator masks, the company’s president

May 8, 2020 News News

Shortage of PPE a Growing Concern Among Dentists as Offices Slowly Reopen

by CTV News

Canadian dental offices that closed their doors during the initial shutdown of businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic now worry the equipment needed to conduct their business is in short supply as they begin reopening. In Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan,

May 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Calgary Patients Quick to Get Appointments as Province Moves to Expand Dental Care Amid COVID-19

by Global News

As of May 4, dentists in Alberta have been able to provide urgent dental care in addition to emergent care as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The change to accommodate more patients is welcome news for Eric Tse. He said he has

May 7, 2020 News News

CareCru Announces a Critical Tool for Dental Practices Implementing Re-opening Protocols That Ensure Patient and Provider Safety

by CareCru Inc.

CareCru™, a growth and engagement platform for health care practices announced today the release of the Virtual Waiting Room, a contactless patient check-in and check-out experience to address social distancing requirements for practices in the USA and Canada. CareCru has partnered with dentalcorp, Canada’s largest network of

May 6, 2020 Video Sponsored Dental Video

Paid Taking Care of Each Other

by Ivoclar Vivadent

Ivoclar Vivadent is all about Making People Smile.  It is the spirit that inspires their employees to go the extra mile. It’s about developing innovative solutions that allow dental professionals to improve the patients quality of life rather than just

May 6, 2020 News News

A Letter Written in Support of Evidence-Led Sustainable Precautions

by Paul H. Korne

“The task of making choices in how we will equip our offices and arm our staff to deal with the coronavirus is fraught with uncertainty. This is made especially cogent given that scientists do not yet understand the true character

May 6, 2020 News News

Guidelines on Emergency and Urgent Treatment from ADA&C

by Alberta Dental Association and College

The ADA&C is providing the following information for members to use as a resource in addition to appropriate clinical judgment on making decisions to provide care for emergency and urgent treatment, effective May 4, 2020. It is appropriate to provide

May 5, 2020 News News

Researchers at U of T Faculty of Dentistry Explore Rapid, Low-Cost COVID-19 Test

by University of Toronto

A simple mouth swab and rinse with testing technology adapted from a common viral detection method – the pap smear – could provide an easy, low cost and rapid diagnostic tool for COVID-19 infections, according to researchers at the University of