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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

June 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Now Available – The New Normal: Practice Playbook!

by Transitions Group

The New Normal Practice Playbook will help prepare you for moving into the next phases of dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The playbook includes the considerations, office policies and programs for effective occupational health and safety used to educate the dental

June 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Profluorid® Varnish Light and Great-Tasting White Transparent 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish

by VOCO America, Inc.

Profluorid® Varnish has been a success story since its introduction to the US market in 2009. With its low film thickness, subtle, great-tasting flavors and smooth feel, Profluorid Varnish quickly gained U.S. popularity and became one of the leading brands

June 4, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Children, Seniors Missing Out on Health Screening as Pandemic Continues

by Guelph Today

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is seeking ways to return to delivering programs it once delivered in schools, daycare centres and to seniors, which have on hold since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those programs include oral health and vision screening, among

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

COVID-19: College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice

by CDHO

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to dental hygienists who are planning for the return to practice. This document outlines the conditions under which dental hygiene care may be provided. Dental hygienists who are unable to meet

June 4, 2020 News NewsOral Health

NYU’s “Decade of Smiles” Program

by Henry Schein Inc.

NYU’s “Decade of Smiles” Program is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the NYU-Henry Schein Global Student Outreach Program (GSO). The GSO program provides oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to underserved

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Returning to Work

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has developed the following interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDHA’s best practice recommendations are based, first and foremost, on ensuring safety for dental hygienists, their

June 3, 2020 News News

NSK America Launches NSK LIVE to Accommodate Customers During COVID-19 Recovery

by NSK

NSK LIVE is a new, virtual platform designed for dental professionals and dealers to receive live support “anytime, anywhere” NSK Americas, the world’s largest manufacturer of rotary instruments, including air-driven and electric handpieces for dental professionals, has officially launched NSK

June 3, 2020 News News

FDI Offers Guidance to Members, Health Authorities and Dental Teams in Response to COVID-19

by FDI

FDI Council recently published an official statement outlining key principles for dental practice and oral health promotion during the pandemic. After its emergence in December 2019, COVID-19 has grown to pandemic proportions with over 5.7 million cases and 350,000 deaths

June 3, 2020 News News

BC Dentist Renovates to Canadian Health Care Facilities HVAC Airborne Infection Isolation Room Standard to Assist in the Fight Against COVID-19

by Care Dental

In response to COVID-19, Care Dental in Kelowna BC (www.caredental.ca) has made significant investment and renovated their entire facility to meet Canadian Healthcare Facilities HVAC Negative Pressure Airborne Infection Isolation Room Standard. It is believed to be the first of its

June 3, 2020 News News

Dental Checkups, Groceries, Funerals Pricier Because of COVID-19

by Montreal Gazette

At the offices of Dr. Taras Konanec, patients can expect to see an extra charge on their next dental visit, thanks to COVID-19. The Montreal dentist is adding a set fee to visits as suggested by his professional association to