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May 20, 2020 News Oral Health

Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program Alumnae Score in Top 3% on US Exam

by University of Manitoba

Two graduates of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry’s pediatric dentistry graduate program were awarded the 2019 Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. Rena Sihra and Tara Kennedy received the honour which goes to those who score in the top three

May 20, 2020 News News

‘I Hope I Can Get Back On My Feet’: Dentists ‘Eager’ to Return to Practices

by The Chronicle Herald

Two months after their clinics were forced to close, with no revenue coming in and bills still needing to get paid, dentists are “eager” to get the green light from the province to be able to reopen their practices and

May 19, 2020 News News

Yukon Dentists Look for Guidance to Resume More Services

by CBC News

Yukon’s dentists say they don’t have much to smile about these days — the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a bite out of their business, and they’re anxious for some guidance from territorial authorities. “We’re probably less than 90 per cent

May 19, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

‘Vague, Disappointing, Not Good Enough’: BC Dental Hygienists React to Reopening Guidelines

by City News

Dental hygienists have questions about why some jurisdictions have stronger protections for a return to work than will be in place here in B.C. Other provinces require N95 masks for all procedures, and the absence of such a requirement in

May 19, 2020 News EndodonticsNews

Foundation for Endodontics Providing COVID-19 Relief Grant to Graduating Residents

by The Foundation for Endodontics

The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, is providing a one-time $500 grant to each resident member of the AAE who is graduating in 2020. The intention of this funding is to help offset

May 15, 2020 News News

Digital Screenings, PPE and No Waiting Rooms — How COVID-19 is Changing Dentistry

by Rachael D'Amore, MSN

Dentistry clinics, like many businesses, shut down operations in mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic took hold of Canada. Two months later, they are wrestling with how to reopen and stay safe — Natalie Archer included. “It’s going to be a gamechanger for dentistry,”

May 15, 2020 News News

B.C. Dentists Won’t Reopen Tuesday, Says BCDA

by CTV News

Dental offices in B.C. won’t be reopening Tuesday as part of the second phase of the province’s COVID-19 restart plan. The BC Dental Association says it is still waiting for clear reopening guidelines from provincial health officials. BCDA spokesperson Dr.

May 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists Can’t Resume Non-Emergency Procedures Until May 19

by Edmonton Journal

Alberta dentists who want to offer a full range of procedures at the beginning of phase one of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch will have to do so without dental hygienists. The governing bodies representing dental hygienists and dentists are giving

May 14, 2020 News News

B.C. Dentists Concerned Over Lack of Reopening Guidelines

by CTV News

Stefan Picard has spent tens of thousands of dollars on safety measures for his dental practice, including plastic curtains to keep his patients safe, and says he’s frustrated there are no approved guidelines for what exactly is needed to reopen

May 13, 2020 News News

OneLocal Releases COVIDsafe.Services

by OneLocal 

New platform is a free tool for dentists to share their compliance with COVID-19 safety standards    OneLocal commissioned a survey of 1,072 respondents to understand how consumer behaviour is changing with COVID-19. The survey found that 80 per cent

May 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Jobs Report Highlights Concerning Trend for Health Benefits Tied to Employment in Canada


Today’s national employment numbers indicate that 2 million more Canadians are unemployed and seeking work as of April. The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on employers to maintain workplace-sponsored health and dental benefits so that Canadians can continue

May 13, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update: Message from RCDSO President


Dear Colleagues, Since I wrote to you last, the COVID-19 picture in Ontario has started to trend towards improvement. It seems clear that the measures that we have all taken are making a difference. Those measures have obviously included restrictions

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists in New Brunswick Prepare to Reopen Clinics Under New COVID Protocols

by CBC News

After getting the green light from the provincial government, dentists will reopen their offices Wednesday to patients waiting for much-needed dental work. “It’s been almost eight weeks since the suspension of regular treatment. Since then we’ve been dealing with just

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Costs of Reopening Adding Up for Dentists, Could Lead to Fee Increases

by CBC News

Manitoba’s dentists are trying to reopen their practices after being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but increased safety measures come with added costs, supply chain issues, and less capacity to treat patients. “It’s a much more

May 12, 2020 News News

As Provinces and Economies Re-Open, Canadians Wary of Hands-On Healthcare, But Bullish on New Virtual Options

by Green Shield Canada

As Canadian provinces and their economies slowly begin to re-open, a survey on consumer attitudes towards use of healthcare services reveals hesitancy to return to pre-pandemic behaviour in a pre-COVID-19 vaccine world. It also reveals a rapidly increasing interest in

May 11, 2020 News Blogs

Equipment Shortage Means Some B.C. Dental Offices May Not Reopen When Given the Go-Ahead

by Kamloops This Week

After being closed for more than two months, B.C. dental offices have been given the green light to reopen ofter the Victoria Day long weekend — but shortages of personal protective equipment could mean some will remain closed. Dentists in

May 11, 2020 News News

New Brunswick Dental Offices Will Not Open Before May 13

by Global News

The New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS) said late on Friday that they don’t’ expect to have dental offices open until at least Wednesday, May 13. The NBDS said it needs time to allow its members to prepare to follow the

May 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists, Assistants Raising Alarm Over Reopening

by Global News

As dentist offices begin to reopen across Alberta, there are growing concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We gave a lot of our [personal protective equipment] away when we were told to support our front-line workers,” Melanie Johnston-Dore, a

May 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

Reopening of Quebec Dental Clinics is Stymied by Confusion and Fear

by Montreal Gazette

Confusing directives on how to safely treat patients and a lack of protective equipment are preventing dentists from taking care of thousands of clients and hampering their return to regular practice, Quebec dentists say. The work of dentists, dental surgeons

May 8, 2020 News News

Victoria Dentists, Physiotherapists and Restaurants Prepare to Open Their Doors

by CTV News

Dr. Stefan Picard is gearing up to reopen his downtown Victoria dental office soon, and is taking no chances keeping his staff and patients safe. “We’re supposed to get guidelines in the coming week, but we’re trying to get before