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May 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Study: Most Aerosol Droplets in Dental Procedures From Irrigation Tools, Not Saliva

by ADA

Patient saliva was found not to be the major source of the microbes in aerosols generated during dental procedures, according to Ohio State University researchers, who analyzed the genetic makeup of the organisms detected in aerosols. The findings, published May

May 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Infection Rates of Dentists Remain Lower Than Other Health Professionals

by ADA

More than a year after COVID-19 appeared in the U.S., dentists continue to have a lower infection rate than other front-line health professionals, such as nurses and physicians, according to a study published online ahead of the June print issue

May 20, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Non-Urgent Procedures Are Permitted

by RCDSO

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario announced today that Directive #2 has been rescinded. As a result, “…non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures may be gradually resumed by health care providers and health care entities who were subject

May 20, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Donates More Than 2.5 Million Personal Protective Equipment and Infection Control Items to Non-Governmental Organizations for Front-line Health Care Workers in Brazil and India

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Donations to be Distributed through C.H. Robinson to Health Systems and Key Areas by Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, IsraAid, MAP International, and Project HOPE Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), in partnership with C.H. Robinson and the C.H. Robinson

May 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Pandemic Was Bad for Our Teeth. Will It Change Oral Health Forever?

by The New York Times Magazine

There are early indications that the pandemic is taking a serious, and potentially long-lasting, toll on our oral health. In September, even before the winter coronavirus surge in the United States, an American Dental Association survey found that more than

May 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

American Business Awards Recognizes ADA for its COVID-19 Response

by ADA

The ADA announced April 28 it received a Silver Stevie Award in the 19th Annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premiere business awards program which recognized the Association’s response to COVID-19. The ADA was honored in the category of Most

May 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order Extended to June 2

by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced that the current Province-wide Stay-at-Home order will remain in effect at least until June 2, 2021. The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must

May 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dental Procedures During Pandemic Are No Riskier Than a Drink of Water

by Ohio State University

A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching COVID-19 at the dentist’s office. SARS-CoV-2 spreads mainly through respiratory droplets, and dental procedures are known to produce an abundance of aerosols –

May 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Newest TeleDent™ Release Has Key Features That Dental Professionals Need and Patients Want for Post-COVID Dentistry

by MouthWatch, LLC

MouthWatch, LLC a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices recently added significant new features to its award-winning TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform designed to further balance its provider and patient benefits. Long regarded as

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Dental Hygiene Visits and Overall Health During COVID-19

by Dr. Jerry Baluta, DDS

It’s been over a year since we all began living in our COVID-19 inspired modified reality. As industry professionals, we know the importance of regular dental hygiene appointments and we have a responsibility to ensure our patients are protecting their

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

This past year has been a challenge and we have all felt the impact that COVID-19 has played in our lives, both professionally and personally. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high. There is fear for contracting the virus for

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

The Impacts of the Pandemic on Dental Practice: A Shift in the Oral Health Paradigm

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices continue facing unprecedented challenges on both personal and professional levels. We have had to cope with the universal concerns about health risks to our patients, families, and ourselves. Added to our

How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns
May 10, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns

by Oral Health

Our survey revealed that returning to work after the shut down last year resulted in over half of staff members feeling highly concerned for their personal safety. However, less than half of patients felt highly concerned returning to their dental

Consider very guarded endodontic and/or restorative prognosis for tooth #14
May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Pandemic-Minded Endodontics: Clinical Tips and Considerations

by Manor Haas, DDS, MSc(D), Cert. Endo.

INTRODUCTION The need for endodontic care during the COVID-19 pandemic has remained as important as ever. But as we face unprecedented clinical challenges due to this ongoing pandemic, we must adjust our practice by adopting certain protocols. This article will

May 10, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Moving Ireland Dentists to Vaccination Programme Will Cause ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Children, Says IDA

by TheJournal.ie

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said that moving public sector dentists to the vaccination programme will cause “irreparable damage” to children and vulnerable adults. Speaking at the IDA’s AGM this morning, outgoing IDA President Dr Anne O’Neill said that

May 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Guidance: Antigen Point-of-Care Testing

by RCDSO

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has amended the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, 1990 to allow some healthcare workers, including dentists, to perform Antigen Point-of-Care Testing (Antigen POCT) for COVID-19. Point-of-care testing (POCT or “rapid testing”) uses an approved

May 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: How Directive #2 Affects Dentistry

by RCDSO

The Ministry of Health has now clarified the impact of Directive #2 for Health Care Providers. It confirmed that this version of Directive #2 is intended to stop procedures that could tax intensive care resources (e.g., procedures that carry higher risks of

May 7, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Researchers Suggest Link Between Gum Disease and COVID Deaths

by Toronto Sun

New research suggests that poor oral hygiene can lead to COVID-19 complications. McGill University researchers have found that people with periodontitis were 8.8 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those without gum disease. Researchers say there are links

May 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Lobby to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by CBC

As Ottawa residents flood online registration sites and pharmacy phone lines to gain access to COVID-19 vaccinations, some local dentists are wondering why their offers to join the effort have been ignored. Dr. Neena Sidhu said it’s hard to watch hospitals be

May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

by Ljubica Durlovska BA, LLB, CDPM

With oral health care workers now being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines, mandatory vaccination is on everyone’s mind. The decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccination requires careful consideration and balancing of rights and responsibilities. You must keep these things in mind: Employer responsibilities  Under provincial health and safety