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June 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Anthony Bihl Joins Sonendo® Board of Directors

by Sonendo

Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company, announced today the appointment of Anthony P. Bihl III to their Board of Directors. Anthony Bihl has extensive experience in a variety of leadership roles in the global medical device industry, in both private

June 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Rising Cost of PPE Means Some Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists are Charging Patients an Extra Fee

by The Telegram

Dental offices across the province closed during the COVID-19 shutdown have been reopening their doors to the public this past week, but not everyone is smiling. As people return to visit their dentists for dental work put off during the

June 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Lack of PPE, Conflicting Guidelines Slow Reopening of Dental Clinics

by CP24

A lack of personal protective equipment and conflicting guidelines for COVID-19 practices between dentists and dental hygienists are delaying the reopening of many practices, the association representing dentists said as the province began the second stage of its reopening plan

June 12, 2020 News News

Medicom Announces Second Kolmi-Hopen Mask Facility in France

by Medicom

The Medicom Group, (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, has announced plans to open a second mask production facility in France. The plant will be established as Medicom Kolmi-Hopen Engineering and will help the company serve

June 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Addressing Financial Challenges as You Begin Re-establishing Your Dental Practice

by MNP

While the COVID-19 pandemic had been keeping practices shuttered, dentistry is now re-opening in Canada. Many practice owners are worried about how restarting their practice might look from a financial perspective. Now is the time to consider steps that will

June 12, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

KN95 Respirators – Update on Actions Required

by Health Canada

As part of its ongoing surveillance and assessment of KN95 respirators that may not meet filtration standards, Health Canada has determined that KN95 Particle Respirators manufactured by the companies listed below do not meet the required standards for filtration or

June 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: A Note on RCDSO Guidance

by RCDSO

Senior RCDSO staff spoke with representatives of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario this morning, June 10, 2020. The conversation was congenial and productive. We touched on the differences in current guidance to our respective membership and considered how

June 11, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U of T Researchers to Study Impact of Cannabis on Indigenous Oral Health

by University of Toronto

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Toronto, with experts from the Faculty of Dentistry and the Waakebiness-​Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health has been awarded a five year, $1.5-million grant from the

June 11, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Quebec Dentists Charging Patient Fees for PPE, Infection Control Measures Related to COVID-19

by The Globe and Mail

Quebec’s dentists are charging the first set of patient fees in the country aimed at recouping the extra costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their counterparts in other provinces are studying whether to follow suit. Earlier this month, dentists

June 11, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Change is Coming to British Columbia’s Health Professional Regulatory Framework – Here is What is Being Proposed

by Siobhan McConnell, Gowling WLG

Changes appear to be on the horizon for BC’s health professional regulatory framework, and it could be significant. In March of 2018, the BC Minister of Health initiated an inquiry into the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, as

June 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Kitchener Man Reportedly Turned Away for Dental Service After Recovering From COVID-19

by CTV News

A man from Kitchener says he was turned away from his dental office after recovering from COVID-19. Greg Ross reportedly tested positive for the virus two months ago and was cleared by public health. He was told he wasn’t contagious

June 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

ADA Receives Masks From National Stockpile

by ADA News

The ADA has received 350,000 3M-made KN95 masks from the national stockpile that the Association is distributing to dentists working in states where personal protective equipment is in low supply. To secure the masks, ADA staff met with officials from

June 10, 2020 News NewsOral Health

United by Passion for Pickles, Israeli-Chinese Team Claims Dental Discovery

by The Times of Israel

Pickles, a heimishe classic, may also be a dentist’s dream, with new research suggesting that they can protect teeth from cavities. When scientists from two pickle-passionate nations, Israel and China, put their heads together to advance dental care, their thoughts turned to

June 9, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Celebrating the Next Generation of Dental Professionals: Dentsply Sirona and the AADR Honor Talented Students with the 2020 SCADA Awards

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) congratulate the winners of the 2020 Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application Awards (SCADA) program. Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the traditional competition and awards

June 9, 2020 News News

Dental Waiting List Growing by 40,000 a Day in UK and Could Exceed One Million by Autumn

by The Telegraph

The waiting list for dental treatment is increasing by up to 40,000 patients a day, the profession’s leadership has revealed, amid warnings of chaos as surgeries reopen. The British Dental Association (BDA) said on Monday night that the official backlog is likely

June 9, 2020 News News

CAUT Health and Safety Fact Sheet

by DCY

Many dental offices and their team members will be performing more hand scaling and root planning to minimize aerosol generating procedures. WE SUGGEST: Dentists and their team members: Consider the exercises HERE to reduce the likelihood of injury, subject to

June 8, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

UB Spinoff OptiMed Technology Awarded Grant to Advance Medicinal Toothpaste

by The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and university spinoff OptiMed Technology were awarded a $50,000 manufacturing grant from the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund to accelerate the development of their products to the market. OptiMed Technology utilizes nanotechnology to

June 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

20th Anniversary of Bioactive Giomer Technology—It’s the Better Choice!

by Shofu Dental Corporation

Shofu Dental Corporation is proud to announce the 20th anniversary of its first restorative product containing proprietary bioactive GIOMER Technology. This groundbreaking technology features a specially engineered filler particle that allows Shofu’s restorative products to have clinically proven, long-term bioactive,

June 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Cold & Flu Guard: To Protect Yourself When All Viruses are Important

by Oral Science

At Oral Science, we are always looking ahead and planning for future needs. Today, we understand the world has changed and precautionary measures are needed now more than ever. This is why we are thrilled to announce a unique solution

June 5, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

The Rift Over COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

by CBC News

As many shuttered dental clinics are preparing to reopen, a rift is growing in the industry over proper protocols to keep patients and staff safe — with one Ontario dental hygienist calling clinics a “ticking time bomb” for creating new