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Dentists Balancing Emergency Care, Patient Health During COVID-19

April 21, 2020
by Everything GP

Dentists in the Peace Country and across Alberta have had to make adjustments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which in turn has made it more difficult for patients to receive dental care.

As the pandemic unfolded here in Alberta last month, the province shuttered all non-essential businesses to the public, which included dental practices for any non-urgent care. Many dentists’ offices are still operating but are on an emergency services-only basis.

President of the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) Dr. Troy Basarab says dentists are trying to strike a balance between helping patients receive emergency care, while keeping them and their staff safe from the novel coronavirus.

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