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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

April 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sask. Dental Students Hope to be Part of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan

by CTV News

The Saskatchewan Dental Students Society (SDSS) says it is “relieved” to finally be a part of the province’s vaccine rollout for frontline workers. SDSS says they reached out to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the College of Dental Surgeons

April 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein CEO Stanley M. Bergman Submits Letter to Congressional Subcommittee Supporting Expanded COVID Vaccine Distribution

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Letter to House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Encourages Biden-Harris Administration to Include Primary-Care Physicians in Vaccine Dissemination Process Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Stanley M. Bergman submitted a letter to the

April 13, 2021 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Lessons Learned From a Global Pandemic

by Oral Health

  Peter Barry returns to Weekly Wisdom to speak about the number of lessons dentists have learned from the global pandemic.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Causing More Dental Issues, Including ‘Mask Mouth’: U of A Study

by CTV News

Broken and fractured teeth issues are on the rise, according to a recent release from the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic. “It’s a very stressful time, and we are grinding and clenching our teeth in our

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 12, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryFinancesOHGdataPractice management

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Financial Vaccine With a 90% Success Rate

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

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 shutdown the world. The closures left many dentists uncertain about their future and finances. In response, the government introduced several financial vaccines, including the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), Canada Emergency Commercial Rent

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesOral Health

Logged On For Online Learning: COVID-19 Supercharged Industry Adoption of Digital Education, But is the Trend Here to Stay?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Being asked to quarantine throughout much of 2020 reshaped much of our common life together, including how we as clinicians pursue continuing education. As we all continue the transition out of “crisis mode” toward the “new normal,” I wanted to

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

More Healthcare Workers to Become Eligible for COVID Vaccines Monday

by Chat News Today

This coming week, more than 240,000 additional healthcare workers can book their appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. As the first step in Phase 2C of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, this includes nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare workers in patient care facilities

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order

by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced a Province-wide Stay-at-Home order, which went into effect Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must continue to

April 9, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Those With Poor Oral Hygiene Tend to Experience More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

by CTV News

An international study led by researchers at McGill University has found that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Using the digital medical and dental records from 568 Qatari patients with COVID-19, the researchers found

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Should COVID Vaccines Be Mandatory for Health-Care Workers?

by Diane Francis, Financial Post

Canada has a chronic shortage of vaccines, but we are also starting to see problems with vaccine hesitancy, which becomes particularly acute in health-care settings. Why are health-care workers who have refused to be vaccinated allowed to continue to work

April 7, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Some Suggest Study Showing Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Hygienists Demonstrates Great Leadership in the Dental Industry

by TempStars

A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those is the dental industry, some suggest. The study, conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)

April 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Winnipeg Biotech Company Develops New Way to Catch and Kill COVID-19 Virus

by Cytophage Technologies Inc.

Award-winning Cytophage Technologies Inc. announced it is about to begin animal testing on a throat and nasal spray that will stop infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants—thereby preventing death and illness as well as eliminating even asymptomatic cases

April 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

by RCDSO

Ontario announced new “emergency brake” measures. All 34 Public Health Units will move into province-wide shutdown for a period of at least four weeks starting April 3rd. Read the government’s news release here. The College’s COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks during In-Person

April 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Isolation Pods Help Dental Students with Practical Learning

by STV News

Special isolation pods have been installed in Dundee to help dental students return to practical learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. NHS Tayside has bought 20 of the self-contained dental pods, with 14 already in place at the Dundee Dental Hospital