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B.C. Dentists Face Mask Shortage, Other Challenges Before Reopening

April 24, 2020
by City News

It may be months before routine check-ups are possible as B.C. dentists continue to face challenges ahead of reopening offices.

Alistair Nichol, with the BC Dental Association, says one of the key components to opening up practices is having enough N95 type masks to protect patients and dentists, but there’s not enough to go around.

“That is something that we are going to have to overcome before the new normal will resemble what it used to look like, so we are somewhat limited in what we can do for patients in the short-term unless the supply chain issues can be resolved,” he says.

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