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July 8, 2021 News News

‘Game Changing’: Ont. Biotech Company Trying to Develop Dissolving Oral COVID-19 Vaccine Strips

by CTV News

An Ontario-based biotechnology company and researchers from McMaster University have teamed up to develop a potential new method for delivering COVID-19 vaccines that would use an oral strip instead of a needle. The thin strips, which would be infused with

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Strained as COVID Eases and Patients Return

by Los Angeles Times

Dental hygienist Jeannette Diaz’s patients sometimes cry. Lately, she’s been crying with them. It’s not just because so many people refrained from getting dental work during much of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving her to scrape off more than a year’s

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Offers Treatments in Gardens Amid COVID Backlog

by Marie Claire Dorking, yahoo!news

A dental hygienist has been doing treatments in gardens amid a backlog of demand for her services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fiona Perry, 56, from Comrie Perthshire, has been cycling between clients homes with her equipment on a cargo

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June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Dental Hygiene Career… In the Middle of a Pandemic

by Alana Munro, RDH

So that’s it! Board exams are done and passed, the stress of studying endlessly for weeks at a time is behind you, and you can finally celebrate the joys of being an educated professional. Any new career can cause a

June 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentistry, Engineering Researchers Explore COVID-19 Spread and Safety in Dental Offices

by University of Minnesota

A collaborative effort between University of Minnesota researchers and clinicians made a real-life, immediate impact on patient care and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Without this expertise, I don’t believe our clinics would have opened up as soon as they

June 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

Staff Vaccine Status Discussions, Disclosures Pose Challenges for Businesses

by Toronto Star

Cynthia Fernandez said her personal sense of responsibility for the safety of her clients led her to publicly disclose that her staff were vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this spring. “I think a lot of people are nervous still about coronavirus,”

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists See Rise in Cosmetic Dentistry Requests as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by NBC News

Cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi noticed a trend among his patients in Beverly Hills, California, beginning around March: Demand for treatments, everything from teeth whitening to full smile-makeovers, was higher than pre-pandemic levels. Even international virtual consultations restarted as people again

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Introducing New 3M Respirators Made in Canada

by eGrimesDirect

eGrimesDirect.com announced the availability of the new 3M NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. They are available through the website: 3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator Surgical Mask 1870+ sold in bulk cases of 440 individually wrapped masks. As of April

June 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

US Dental Practices ‘Largely Exempt’ from OSHA Rule

by ADA

The ADA is pleased that dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The OSHA emergency standard, released June 10, provides additional guidance for health care

June 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Understaffed and Ready to Hire, Dentists Face Applicant Shortages as They Emerge From COVID-19 Pandemic

by ADA

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca De La Rosa, D.D.S., prided herself on having a tenured dental team. But after losing two hygienists and an expanded-function assistant at the height of the pandemic — all of whom had been working for

June 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

UK Dental Leaders Commit to Review of Infection Control Rules Amid Backlog Concerns

by The National

The announcement came after dentists warned that the current rules could have “serious consequences” for patient care. Dentists have said that the number of appointments they can offer patients is being hampered by the stringent requirements for infection control in

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

ADA Tells White House: No ‘Grave Danger’ of Being Exposed to COVID-19 in Dental Settings

by ADA

“There does not appear to be a grave danger of being exposed to COVID-19 in dental settings, particularly as the pandemic is decelerating.” This is what the ADA told the White House Office of Management and Budget during a June 1

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June 7, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Ontario Together Fund to Provide Dental Professionals with Free Rapid Antigen Tests Through ODA Supply Hub

by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to provide its registered members with free Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests courtesy of the Ontario Together Fund (OTF). The

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Government of Ontario Joins Forces with Ontario Dental Association to Offer Free N95 3M™ AURA™ Masks to Dental Professionals Through ODA Supply Hub

by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to offer its registered members N95 3M™ AURA™ masks at no cost provided by the Ontario Government. The Ontario Government made a five-year

June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Staying the Course: Tips for Remaining Vigilant in an Ever-Evolving Pandemic

by Elaine Powell, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

A year-and-a-half into this ever-evolving pandemic and we find ourselves in the grip of a third wave. The pandemic has caused a significant change in all of our lives. The only constant we’ve had is the constant of the unknown.

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management

by Dr. Sam Mazahreh, BriteHive Solutions.

I always felt secure working in dentistry; safe from business cycles that can affect other businesses but not dentistry. Dentists carried a belief that we operated within a resilient, recession-proof industry; after all, when a patient breaks a tooth or

June 4, 2021 News News

COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals

by International & American Associations for Dental Research

Dental care professionals are thought to be at enhanced risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, but robust data to support this is lacking. The study “COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals,” published in the Journal of

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

by RCDSO

The Provincial government’s Stay-at-Home order is no longer in effect. It is expected that Ontario will move into step one of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen the week of June 14, 2021. While the situation with COVID-19 is improving, dentists

May 28, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: 2nd Dose Vaccinations

by RCDSO

Earlier this month, the Province announced that high-risk health care workers are eligible to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a shortened interval. The list of high-risk health care workers can be found here. This list includes the