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P.E.I. Dentists Prepare to See Patients — But Emergencies Only

May 5, 2020
by CBC News


Dentists on P.E.I. will be allowed to reopen for business in a couple of weeks — but the trip to the dental chair will be much different than it was before.

Starting off, dentists will only be doing emergency procedures when they go back to work later this month. Emergencies mean “pain, swelling, infection, trauma, for instance,” said Dr. Michael Connolly, a Charlottetown dentist and president of the Dental Association of P.E.I.

Dentists are included in Phase 2 of the easing of restrictions first imposed in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And while dental clinics are allowed to open on May 22, it is not mandatory for them to do so.

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