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May 27, 2020 News News

Summary of Provincial Dental Community Re-Open of All Sectors

by Public Health

To see the Provincial/Territorial government and regulatory guidelines for the re-opening/reintroduction of non-emergency oral health care, please click here. The chart lists the guidelines for Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Denturists, Dental Therapists and Dental Assistants. To view more COVID-19 news as

May 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Products Marketed to Sanitize, Reduce Dental Aerosols May Lack Research to Support Efficacy

by ADA News

Dentists returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic may be thinking about purchasing items to help sanitize or reduce dental aerosols, but many products currently lack research demonstrating they are effective. For instance, information is limited on how best to

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 27, 2020 News News

More Dental Services Could Resume in Nova Scotia Next Week

by CBC News

Dalhousie University’s dean of dentistry expects dental clinics and offices to be able to reopen sometime next week for urgent and emergency cases, with routine dental care in Nova Scotia resuming several weeks after that. A public health order shut

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Practices Consider Using UV Light Tech to Safely Reopen

by CNBC

As more businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, dental practices are considering enhanced measures to clean their facilities and equipment, as well as protect their patients and staff. One of these tactics involves the use of ultraviolet light to sanitize the air,

May 26, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Safety Measures Could Lead to Higher Dental Fees

by Montreal Gazette

At Barry Dolman’s Côte-des-Neiges dental clinic, contractors are working around the clock putting in glass doors to seal off his two examination rooms and installing a new ventilation system that will vacuum the air from around patients’ mouths and pump

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Slow Return for Canada’s Dental Offices as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by CBC News

As dental offices start to reopen across the country, the guidelines vary from province to province but the concerns remain the same: having the right protocols and enough protective gear to safely see patients, and seeing enough of them so they

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

New Guidance Permits US Dentists to Reopen, But Some Still Harbor Coronavirus Fears

by ABC News

In emails blasted to their patients, America’s dentists are announcing their return from the coronavirus lockdown. “WE ARE OPEN,” was the all-caps heading for one email from a dentist in Miami. “We are beyond ready to get back to work and see

May 25, 2020 News News

Medicom Announces Long-Term Supply Agreement with Canadian Government in Support of New Mask Production Facility

by AMD Medicom Inc

AMD Medicom Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, confirms a long-term agreement with the Canadian Government to produce 20 million N95 respirator masks and 24 million surgical masks per year for the next 10

May 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Camosun’s Dental Program Donates Toothpaste To Those in Need

by Victoria News

Dental health is important for everyone, even during a pandemic. That’s why the dental hygiene program at Camosun College is donating thousands of toothpaste packages to local charities. The program would typically have seen hundreds of community clients at this

May 25, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members

by CDHA

Return to Work Guidance A comprehensive downloadable Return to Work Handbook, including questions to ask your employer, is now available for CDHA members. This handbook complements the Return to Work webpage providing interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return

May 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The RCDSO’s new guidance, COVID-19: Managing infection risks during in-person dental care, is now available on the College’s website. The guidance was developed by the RCDSO based on the best available evidence and research, along with expert feedback. This includes information obtained

May 22, 2020 News News

dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award Recipients Announced

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp, Canada’s largest and leading network of dental clinics, has announced the winners of its inaugural national scholarship program that supports the next generation of oral healthcare professionals. The dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award, the first of its kind in Canada,

May 22, 2020 News News

Sault Dentist’s Song Gives Hope to Patients, Dentists During ‘Daunting’ Time

by CTV News

A dentist in Sault Ste. Marie is showing off her talents in a special tribute to her patients. Dr. Patience Simpson wrote and sang a song about staying safe and healthy during the pandemic, while dentists across the province remain

May 22, 2020 News News

Team Focused COVID-19 Tips: Disc Resource

by Transitions Group

As you carryout preparations for your return to dentistry, i.e. manage your checklist, order your PPE, master donning and doffing technique, etc., don’t lose sight of your team. Anticipating and addressing the needs of your team members and positively leading them through

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 21, 2020 News News

Quebec Reveals Dates for Reopening of Dentists and Beauty Care

by Daily Hive News

Quebec received a double-dose of good news on Wednesday. Along with easing restrictions of outdoor gatherings, public health has greenlit the reopening of body care practices throughout the province, excluding the Greater Montreal area and Joliette. Quebec health minister Danielle McCann,

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

May 20, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Web-Based Platform Aims to Ease Supply Chain Information Bottlenecks for Personal Protective Equipment.

by Financial Post

A new platform to improve the flow of supply chain information for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks has been developed by faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  www.CovidPPEHelp.ca is designed to enable

May 20, 2020 News Oral Health

Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program Alumnae Score in Top 3% on US Exam

by University of Manitoba

Two graduates of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry’s pediatric dentistry graduate program were awarded the 2019 Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Rena Sihra and Tara Kennedy received the honour which goes to those who score in the top three