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Dentists Asking Patients for Patience as They Tackle Backlog

May 28, 2020
by CBC News

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists in Ontario have only been permitted to treat emergencies. Even a gnawing toothache wouldn’t get you in, unless the pain was uncontrollable with over-the-counter drugs.

But restrictions are starting to lift, and dentists are now wrestling with how to reopen safely for “essential care” as defined by the province, and explained here by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

“We were … holding off what we could hold off,” Dr. David Stevenson told CBC’s Ottawa Morning. “But now it’s come to a time where we can’t hold off any longer.”

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