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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

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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

December 22, 2021 News News

$50 Restaurant Credit Offered to Any Unvaccinated People in Peterborough Getting First Shot by End of Year

by Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner

Dr. Rita Kilislian of Kawartha Endodontics is offering unvaccinated people in Peterborough an incentive to get their first dose of vaccine by the end of 2021. Kilislian announced Tuesday that she and her family will offer anyone who is unvaccinated

December 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists See Pandemic Stress in Patients with More Grinding, Cracked, Broken Teeth

by CTV News

Stress and anxiety connected to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is revealing itself in people’s mouths, say dentists who report increasing cases of patients with cracked, broken and damaged teeth over the past 20 months. Bruce Ward, a Vancouver-area dentist, said

December 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

New Brunswick Dentists Won’t Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

by CBC

The New Brunswick Dental Society will not be following the lead of doctors in the province and require dentists to have COVID-19 vaccinations. While endorsing vaccinations, the group is not making them a condition of a licence, said executive director

December 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Compulsory Covid Jabs ‘Calamitous’ for Dental Services in England, Says BDA

by The Guardian

Dentists’ leaders have said mandatory jabs for healthcare staff will have a “calamitous” impact on dental services in England, as a survey revealed that one in 10 dentists have not been double-vaccinated. MPs voted this week to approve regulations requiring NHS and

December 9, 2021 News News

Introducing a Reusable N95 NIOSH Approved Respirator WITHOUT an Exhalation Valve

by Dentec Safety Specialists Inc.

In response to a global shortage of respiratory PPE for healthcare and industrial frontline workers … Dentec became part of a revolution to reinvent the reusable respirator. Dentec Safety is proud to announce that they have been awarded a portion

December 6, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Data Driven Dentistry: 2021 Round-Up!

by Oral Health

The Biggest Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry According to our survey results, the largest impact of the pandemic on dental practices in Canada has been the drop in revenue. However, it has been proven that dentistry is an essential service

December 2, 2021 News News

Welsh Dental Patients ‘Might Never’ Get 6-Month Check-ups Again

by BBC

Dentists may never catch up with the backlog of patients waiting for check-ups, a leading dentist has warned. Dr Russell Gidney said around 6,000 of his patients had not been given a routine check-up in the past year because of

December 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Oral Health

by Nidhi Saha, BDS

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak in Wuhan, China, was first reported on December 31st, 2019. These initial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases caused by SARS-CoV-2 were linked to an animal wet market. Similarities between SARS-CoV-2 and

December 1, 2021 News News

Nunavut Implementing COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Many Health Workers

by CBC

Many health-care workers in Nunavut will be required to provide proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 10, 2022. John Main, Nunavut’s health minister, announced the move in a Nov. 30 media release. The new rule affects nurses, dental therapists,

November 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Say They Need More Staff to See Same Number of Patients Compared to Pre-Pandemic

by ADA News

One in three owner dentists indicated they need more staff to see the same number of patients compared to before the pandemic, according to new data from November’s COVID-19 Economic Impact on Dental Practice poll conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute.

November 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Investigate Ways to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Dental Offices

by University of Illinois Chicago

According to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the water in ultrasonic scalers used to clean teeth can help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne diseases, including COVID-19, in clinical

November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists at Lower Risk of Getting COVID-19: Study

by U of T

Does close contact with patients put dentists at greater risk of catching COVID-19? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and three other Canadian universities, dentists appear – perhaps counterintuitively – less likely than the general

November 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Mandatory COVID Vaccines for Private Practitioners are Coming, Says B.C. Health Officials

by Tyler Harper, Westerly News

The B.C. Ministry of Health says it is working on a plan that will require doctors and dentists who operate out of private practices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health care workers who don’t work at public facilities such

November 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

FDI World Dental Federation: Prescribing of Dental Antibiotics Up 22% in England During First Year of COVID-19

by FDI World Dental Federation

After years of consecutive decline, the rate of dental antibiotic prescribing increased by over a fifth in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dentistry was the only part of England’s publicly-funded National Health Service to experience an increase. The steepest rise occurred when

November 15, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Calm the Raging “Cs”

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

The “Cs” (or cytokines) are making headline news frequently. The most unfavourable outcomes in COVID-19 patients’ risk profile repeatedly directs our attention to an over-expression of immune response termed a “cytokine storm.” Today’s global research focuses on further understanding the

November 11, 2021 News News

JDE Study Highlights Initial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental School Clinics

by The American Dental Education Association

A majority of U.S. dental schools took a hit to their budgets during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and even more suspended community-based patient care experiences—two of several shocks to the system that are still playing out as