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

September 8, 2020

The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on their website by clicking here.

Key changes include:

  • A new introductory section that reflects recent developments related to COVID-19, including the Province’s regional approach to re-opening.
  • Clarification of dentists’ reporting requirements for patients and staff who screen positive for COVID-19.
  • Revised guidance for fallow periods following aerosol-generating procedures involving patients who screen negative for COVID-19.
  • A new recommendation to schedule patients who screen COVID-19 positive at the end of the day in circumstances where care must be provided in-person.

To view the full update, please click here.

To view more COVID-19 news as it pertains to the dental profession, please click here.