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B.C. Dentists Concerned Over Lack of Reopening Guidelines

May 14, 2020
by CTV News


Stefan Picard has spent tens of thousands of dollars on safety measures for his dental practice, including plastic curtains to keep his patients safe, and says he’s frustrated there are no approved guidelines for what exactly is needed to reopen next week.

“We’d like to care for our patients a little better at this point,” he said Wednesday from Downtown Dental Victoria. “Instead of just referring our patients, we’d like to see them and be able to proceed.”

The province had ordered medical services like dental, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments and massage therapy, as well as personal services like hairstyling all to be shut down back in March due to the pandemic.

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