May 27, 2020
by CBC News
Dalhousie University’s dean of dentistry expects dental clinics and offices to be able to reopen sometime next week for urgent and emergency cases, with routine dental care in Nova Scotia resuming several weeks after that.
A public health order shut down dental offices in the province in March — other than eight sites for emergency care — to try to help clamp down on the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the limited services, Dr. Ben Davis, an oral surgeon in Halifax and Dalhousie’s dentistry dean, said the last 10 weeks have been the busiest of his career.
“It really has been such a different reality in terms of what we can and can’t do and all the different work that’s having to be undertaken to get us back up and running again,” he said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
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