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Dentists Worried About Shortage of Masks in Light of New Coronavirus Outbreak

February 17, 2020
by CTV News


The Ontario Ministry of Health says it’s working with manufacturers of medical masks to address shortage concerns expressed by dentists in light of the new coronavirus outbreak, according to a memo sent to the provincial regulator for dentistry.

In the note sent to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) last week, the ministry said it’s aware some orders of personal protective equipment, which dentists need to wear during any routine dental procedure, are backlogged, but added it was “following up to make sure critical shortages are addressed.”

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