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May 5, 2020 News News

P.E.I. Dentists Prepare to See Patients — But Emergencies Only

by CBC News

Dentists on P.E.I. will be allowed to reopen for business in a couple of weeks — but the trip to the dental chair will be much different than it was before. Starting off, dentists will only be doing emergency procedures

May 5, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members


Provincial Re-Opening Announcements As provinces announce their frameworks and timeframes for re-opening across the country, CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists. We know that the priorities of many relate to the supply of personal protective

May 5, 2020 News News

Innovative Virus-Killing Products Poised to Help Dentists, Medical Offices and Care Homes Re-Open Safely Amid COVID19 Outbreak


Health and wellness care providers who, have all been severely impacted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, could be some of the first to safely re-open their practices with improved safety thanks to innovative products launched by PURA AIR. PURA AIR,

May 4, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Core3dcentres® Launches Open Health® to Help Address the Shortage of PPE in Canada and the United States

by Core3dcentres®

Core3dcentres® (Core3dcentres®) announced on April 30, 2020 the launch of its new division – Open Health® (Open Health®). Open Health® has rapidly retooled its additive (3D Printing) dental manufacturing technologies and techniques to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19

May 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists Advised Non-Urgent, Elective Services Remain Suspended in Manitoba

by Winnipeg Sun

As Manitoba begins to ease restrictions on non-urgent surgery and diagnostic procedures and therapeutic and medical services on Monday, the Manitoba Dental Association is strongly advising its members that all in-person non-urgent and elective dental services should remain suspended until

May 4, 2020 News News

Alberta Dentists, Physiotherapists Need Rules in Place Before Reopening

by CBC News

Albertans itching for a routine dental checkup or eye exam might have to wait a little bit longer than Monday. Although the provincial government  said health professionals could re-open offices as soon as next week, chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena

May 4, 2020 News News

The New Normal – Donning & Doffing Systems

by Transitions Group

Today we continue our plan with getting ready for a phased return to dentistry and joining the equivalent to medical and hospital protocols when delivering AGP – (Aerosol Generating Procedures). There are some new terms to understand and systems that

May 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

Interim IPC Guidelines Related to COVID-19 Management in Manitoba Effective May 4, 2020

by Manitoba Dental Association

On April 29, 2020 the Province of Manitoba released “Restoring Safe Services – Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.” Manitoba provincial public health authorities have recognized that the province is emerging out of the COVID19 Pandemic Phase and into

May 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic – Raise your Pots for Canadians on the Front Line

by dentalcorp

Join us and ‘raise your pots’ for Canadians on the front line On Friday, May 8, we will be hosting our inaugural dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic at 6 pm ET. This tournament is open to all Canadians* Share it with

Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales
May 1, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales

by Bill Henderson; Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Never has the statement that we live in unprecedented times been truer. As of the writing of this article, none of us fully understands how this pandemic will play out. But even in times of unprecedented crisis, experience and basic

COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits
May 1, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits

by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

With COVID-19 shutting down many dental practices across the country, the government has introduced new benefits to help businesses weather this storm. Here is an overview of what’s available for dentists and some ways to optimize the benefits for you

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?
May 1, 2020 Feature Dental practice transitionNew dentistsOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

ABSOLUTELY!!! And here is why. If your ultimate goal is to own your own practice, then do not pass on a good office because of the times we are currently in. An economic crisis can be the best possible time

COVID-19 lessons
May 1, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice Management

The Lessons That I Didn’t Learn at School

by Hunter Soll

I never thought the day would come where I would be writing for Oral Health, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. My name is Hunter Soll, daughter of co-chairman of the editorial board of Oral Health, Dr.

May 1, 2020 News News

COVID-19: Alberta Golf Courses to Reopen, Dental Services to Resume in the Coming Days

by Edmonton Journal

Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions will begin lifting Friday, but it will be at least two weeks until retailers and restaurants can re-open. Under the province’s plan, unveiled Thursday by Premier Jason Kenney, some boat launches can open Friday and vehicles will

May 1, 2020 News News

Manitoba Dentists Prepare to Open Monday for Urgent Matters Only

by CBC News

Dentists across Manitoba are preparing for the “new normal” — wearing N95 masks and face shields, and only seeing a limited number of patients with urgent needs. Starting Monday, dental offices will be able to be reopen under the plan announced by

April 30, 2020 News DentistryNews

“Settle Time” After an Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure (AGMP)

by The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan

What is “Settle Time”? The “settle time” is the amount of time needed to remove infectious airborne organisms from room air (e.g., TB, chicken pox) or infectious aerosols that may be created during an AGMP. This begins when the source

April 30, 2020 News News

Returning to Practice: Planning and Considerations


The Government of Ontario has now released A Framework for Reopening our Province. The document makes clear that, when implemented, “public health and safety will be the number one concern, while balancing the needs of people and businesses”. This approach reflects

April 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The New Normal — PPE Gown Shortage

by Transitions Group

The dental community’s concern continues to rise regarding the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) supply and availability for their return to work, as mandated by their respective governing bodies. Today, we review an essential PPE item that is in high demand

April 29, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Gowns, Hairnets and No Small Talk: Saskatchewan Dentist Says Patients Can Expect Big Changes

by CBC News

Dr. Parviz Yazdani, a dentist in Saskatoon, said once his office reopens May 4, safeguards will be in place to guarantee everyone’s safety. “You will not be able to have as much of a chit chat with your dentist,” he

April 29, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

‘It’s Been Hell’: COVID-19 Restrictions Leave Woman With Broken Tooth and in Pain

by CBC News

On the very day Nova Scotia shut most dental clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer Allen bit into a carrot and broke a back tooth. A month later, she’s still in pain. The Halifax woman called her dentist in March