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August 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

PPE Reserve for Essential Service Workers

by Certified Dental Assistants of British Columbia

PPE is an essential part of the fight against COVID-19, and it’s vital that healthcare workers have access to a steady supply of this equipment. To address the gap in PPE availability, the Government of Canada has created the Essential Services

August 10, 2020 News News

Quebec Company with No Factory Snags $133M Contract to Make PPE

by Sun Media

A company in Quebec has been awarded $133,486,868 in sole-sourced federal orders to manufacture PPE even though it didn’t have a factory in Canada. AMD Medicom Inc. was given the ten-year contract and some MPs are now demanding to see

July 14, 2020 News NewsOral Health

PPE Costs Puts Free Dental Program for Kids at Risk

by City News

Concern is growing over some dentists in Ontario no longer accepting patients who use a government funded free dental program for kids. Additional costs of personal protective equipment (PPE) has led to some dentists spending more to treat patients. This

July 3, 2020 News DentistryNews

Understanding Personal Protective Equipment

by DIAC

What is the difference between a mask and a respirator? There are several different types of masks and respirators. Dependent upon the type of procedure, either a mask or respirator will be indicated. Medical Face Masks Help prevent biological particles

July 2, 2020 News DentistryOral Health

Medicom Celebrates 32 Years of Infection Control Expertise with Launch of New Website

by Medicom Group, Cision

Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and N95 masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control products, is proud to announce the launch of their completely redesigned website at https://medicom.com/. The fully responsive, modern, intuitive new site marks

July 1, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Fee Appears on Bills at the Dentist and Some Businesses in Ottawa

by CTV News

As businesses and services such as dentists, mechanic shops and salons reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic; some places are passing on the cost of personal protective equipment to customers. Not everyone is happy about having to pay the extra fees.

July 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

‘It Doesn’t Make Any Sense’: Quebec Just Relaxed its COVID-19 Rules for Dentists, Alarming Some

by CTV News

Quebec relaxed its COVID-19 rules for dentists on Friday, but some dentists say the move causes more stress than relief and that it’s coming too soon. “It doesn’t make any sense with regard to the patients that I’m seeing on

June 30, 2020 News DentistryNews

AAPD, AAPD Foundation, and Henry Schein to Help Enhance Access to Dental Care for Children by Providing PPE to AAPD Members

by AAPD

In the largest single commitment in its 33-year history, the AAPD Foundation has allocated up to $1.6 million to provide all AAPD members with one 50-count box supply of KN95 masks, in a joint collaboration between the Foundation and the

June 29, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Medicom Announces UK Mask Manufacturing Facility in Alliance with British Government

by Medicom

The Medicom Group, (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical and respiratory masks, has announced the further expansion of its global footprint with the plan to open a new mask manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom this year. Established as Medicom

June 29, 2020 News News

Opencare Partners with Michele Romanow’s Medical Supply Company to Tackle the PPE Shortage Impacting the Dental Industry Across Ontario

by Opencare, Cision

While dentists offices in Ontario are allowed to open for in-person care for non-essential, and elective services, many are slow to do so, due to PPE shortages. To help its patients get back to oral health sooner and safely, Opencare announces its partnership with Michele

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

UB Dental Students 3D Print Free Face Shields For Local Dentists

by The University at Buffalo

A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care. The students, working under the guidance of

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Product Advertising Incidents Related to COVID-19

by Government of Canada

COVID-19 is a new disease not previously identified in humans. Currently there is no vaccine or therapeutic product for COVID-19 that is authorized to treat or prevent the disease. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a global review of

June 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Federal Government Creates Web Hub For Organizations Buying and Selling PPE

by Betakit

The federal government has created a web hub aimed to contain resources for organizations buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE) as businesses across the country begin to re-open. The Supply Hub, as it is called, provides federal, provincial, and territorial

June 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Rising Cost of PPE Means Some Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists are Charging Patients an Extra Fee

by The Telegram

Dental offices across the province closed during the COVID-19 shutdown have been reopening their doors to the public this past week, but not everyone is smiling. As people return to visit their dentists for dental work put off during the

June 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Lack of PPE, Conflicting Guidelines Slow Reopening of Dental Clinics

by CP24

A lack of personal protective equipment and conflicting guidelines for COVID-19 practices between dentists and dental hygienists are delaying the reopening of many practices, the association representing dentists said as the province began the second stage of its reopening plan

June 11, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Quebec Dentists Charging Patient Fees for PPE, Infection Control Measures Related to COVID-19

by The Globe and Mail

Quebec’s dentists are charging the first set of patient fees in the country aimed at recouping the extra costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their counterparts in other provinces are studying whether to follow suit. Earlier this month, dentists

June 2, 2020 News News

Some Dentists Extract New Fee From Patients to Keep Up with Rising COVID-19 Costs

by NBC News

After nearly two months at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup. Then she got a notice from Swish Dental that the cost of her next visit

May 27, 2020 News DentistryNews

US Dentists Want Coronavirus Testing Kits Before Reopening

by The Hill

Dentists are calling on the Trump administration to provide them with coronavirus tests before reopening, arguing that conditions in dental offices make patients and staff more susceptible to exposure. The American Dental Association (ADA), which has more than 163,000 members,

May 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Counterfeit, Sub-Standard and Non-Equivalent N95 Respirators

by Canadian Dental Association

Counterfeit, sub-standard and non-equivalent N95-like respirators are flooding the marketplace as the demand for N95 respirators continues to rise. These products have not been certified and will not deliver the same respiratory protection as N95 respirators which are certified by

May 20, 2020 News News

Delays Are Leaving Workers Waiting For PPE

by National Post

With personal protective equipment in short supply in the battle against COVID-19, many Canadian manufacturers have retooled and begun producing hand sanitizer, gowns, masks, face shields and ventilators. But despite the great need on the part of healthcare facilities, many