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Aerosol Generating Procedures
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of

March 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study Shows How SARS-CoV-2 Infects Cells in Mouth, Possibly Leading to Oral Symptoms

by ADA

A study examining the role of the oral cavity in SARS-CoV-2 infection has found evidence the virus infects cells in the mouth, which could explain why some patients with COVID-19 experience taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. The research also

March 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

Medical Mask Manufacturer Medicom Announces New Consumer Face Mask Line

by AMD Medicom Inc.

The Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, today announced the launch of Medicom Expressions, the company’s first face mask designed for non-medical use. Historically, Medicom products have only been available to healthcare and

March 26, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentists Seeing ‘Mask Mouth’ and Stress-Related Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Global News

Dr. Elena Hernandez-Kucey says it’s something dentists across North America have been talking about: a noticeable increase in stress-related dental issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are seeing more joint problems, people arriving (in clinics) saying: ‘I’m not sleeping well, I’m

March 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Furthers Its Commitment to Accelerating Vaccine Equity by Partnering With the Black Coalition Against COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Partnership Reinforces Henry Schein’s Efforts in Addressing the Need to Include Primary-Care Physicians in the Vaccine Dissemination Process Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today its partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 (BCAC) in support of the BCAC’s recent

March 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador May Refuse High-Risk Patients

by The Chronicle Herald

The Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association (NLDA) says it is recommending its members not accept high-risk groups such as health-care workers, rotational workers and family members of rotational workers as clients until it gets more clarity from Public Health on

March 23, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Oral Hygiene Habits in Japan Reflect the Cold Reality of COVID-19 Pandemic

by The Japan Times

With COVID-19 altering all aspects of society over the past year or so, it’s perhaps not surprising that it also appears to have spurred a change in personal dental habits. Indeed, Japanese news outlets have published several anecdotal reports that

March 18, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Disaster: One Year After First Lockdowns Dentists Around the World Confront the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People’s Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

Ahead of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on Saturday 20 March and one year into the pandemic, FDI councillors and members say they are seeing first-hand the catastrophic aftermath of the virus on the health of people’s teeth and gums in dental

March 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Certain Mouthwashes Might Stop COVID-19 Virus Transmission

by Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have found evidence that two types of mouthwash disrupt the COVID-19 virus under laboratory conditions, preventing it from replicating in a human cell. The study, published in the journal Pathogens, found that Listerine

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Pandemic Proof your Hygiene Department!

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

When you stabilize your internal economy, your practice can weather the most volatile economic storms. The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) con-ducted a nation-wide survey in the fall of 2020 to evaluate the impact of Covid-19 on its members and

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

It’s Been a Year… What Have We Learned?

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

Well, it’s been a year. Most of us would agree that the current pandemic is not something we had ever imagined we would live through. What have we learned through this past year? How will our lives, our careers, our

March 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

New Study Shows Impact of Mask Wearing on Patient Trust and Perception of Surgeons

by UNC School of Medicine

A first-of-its-kind study out today in JAMA Surgery suggests that patients have a more difficult time understanding and building trust with their surgeons when they cannot see the surgeon’s entire face due to masking requirements. These findings have major implications for not only how

March 16, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

COVID-19 Vaccination for Ontario Dental Hygienists


Ontario has started to roll out its three-phased vaccine distribution implementation plan. Health care professionals have been included in Phase 1 of this plan. For general information, you can view the Ministry of Health webpage Getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario or review their guidance

March 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Stress Causing More Oral Health Problems

by The Joplin Globe

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much hand-wringing among Americans since last March. It’s also caused a ton of teeth grinding. A recent survey of dentists conducted by the American Dental Association reported that more than 70% of dentists reported increases

March 11, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Henry Schein Cares Foundation Launches Next Phase of the ‘Wearing is Caring’ Campaign and Announces New Support for Special Olympics

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Public Health Awareness Campaign to Promote the Connection Between Oral Health and Total Health, and Encourage the Use of Face Coverings to Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. (HSCF), in partnership with The UPS

March 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists Back to Urgent Care Only

by The Chronical Herald

The thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair — mouth wide open, drill twirling, saliva swirling — may seem like the perfect storm for COVID-19 spread. But Dr. Michelle Zwicker assures that dental clinics like hers in Bay Roberts have

March 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

‘Nobody Likes Having a Toothache’: Still No Dental in Some N.W.T. Communities

by CBC

It’s been one year since residents in Ulukhaktok, Sachs Harbour and Paulatuk, N.W.T., saw a dentist visit their communities, and Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson is urging the health authority to fast track the resumption of services. “Nobody likes having a

Have Opportunities Emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
March 9, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Have Opportunities Emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

by Oral Health

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the current pandemic has had many negative impacts on dentistry. As discussed last month, revenue has been down while costs are up. Despite the many hurdles you have had to face, we

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Are Dentists Getting the Short End of the Stick?

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Viewpoint: If you believe that everything has been just peachy in dentistry, don’t read this. This article isn’t for you. Of late, dentist owner/operators have been getting the short end of the stick. Poor public perception. Negative media attention. Threats

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

COVID-19 Enhances Mandated Abuse Recognition for the Dental Health Care Professional

by Dr. Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

Case study: January 2021 For four years, as dental students enter the four walls of their respective faculties, they are taught how to protect and save the teeth and smiles of their patients. Today, dentists continue to do what they