Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 as a Dentist in Canada (Updated Regularly)

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Oral Health has compiled a list of all updates pertaining to the dental industry in Canada that have been shared on our website for your convenience. This article will be updated regularly.

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March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Benefits – From the Office of DCY

DCY wanted to update everyone and provide more clarity on the Government’s Covid-19 benefits that dentists may qualify for.

B.C. Dentist Dies After Attending Dental Conference with COVID-19 Outbreak

The Race to Get Personal Protective Equipment to Health Care Workers

Health care workers are in need of more PPE and are asking nail salons, dental offices and veterinary clinics to help.

March 23, 2020

Guidance On True Emergency Situations During COVID-19 Pandemic

The RCDSO defines a dental emergency and how to handle emergency cases.

Access dentalcorp’s COVID-19 Resources

dentalcorp shares a way to access resources during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Announcement: Global Symposium 2020 is Postponed to Early 2021

Nobel Biocare announces the plans to reschedule their Las Vegas event to next year.

March 21, 2020

An Update From UBC Continuing Dental Education

UBC announces that all of their Continuing Education courses in April have been postponed.

Coronavirus: Dental Hygienists Concerned Dentists are Still Providing Non-Essential Service

Some hygienists are still being told by dentists to come in to work because stopping non-essential work is only being seen as a suggestion.

RCDSO Update – A Message to All Ontario Dentists Regarding COVID-19

The RCDSO reminds dentists who should be self-isolating during this time.

March 20, 2020

‘Unbelievable’: Some Sask. Dentists Outraged Province’s State of Emergency Doesn’t Ban Optional Dentistry

Some dentists were upset that there has been no official ban on performing dental procedures, despite the province being in a state of emergency.

American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19

The AAE announced their recommendations for how dental professionals can help reduce the spread of the virus.

MouthWatch TeleDent™ Helps Dental Practices Maintain Patient Contact During ADA’s “Urgent Care Only” Recommendations

MouthWatch announced the latest software upgrades to TeleDent, helping dental offices deliver care during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus And Record of Employment – A NASTY SURPRISE

Some advice on how to handle having employees out of the office during the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 18, 2020

ODA Events Cancelled for Next Three Weeks Due to COVID-19

The ODA made the tough decision to cancel the ASM20, previously scheduled for May.

Coronavirus – A Financial Survival Kit

Tips and strategies to help you prepare yourself and your finances during this time.

Henry Schein Launches COVID-19 Resource Center

Henry Schein released a web-based hub that provides industry specific information for dentists to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Alberta Dental Association Suspends All Non-Emergent Treatment, Services

The Alberta Dental Association announced the suspension of dental services in the province.

Regular Dental Services Suspended Immediately in N.L.

All dentist appointments were canceled in Newfoundland and Labrador, unless an emergency.

How Dentists are Trying to Flatten the Curve of the COVID-19 Virus in Manitoba

The Manitoba Dental Association makes recommendations on how to minimize the spread of the virus.

Non-Essential Dental Work Postponed in Kamloops and B.C.

Non-essential dental work continues to be postponed in other provinces, including B.C.

Thousands of Attendees at Vancouver Dental Conference Told to Self-Isolate Immediately

4 new cases of the virus were found among attendees of the PDC. Everyone who attended the event was told to self-isolate immediately.

Are You Prepared for COVID-19?

TGNA makes recommendations for how you can keep your team and community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 16, 2020

A Message to All Dentists in Ontario – COVID-19 Pandemic

The RCDSO made the decision to recommend that all non-essential dental treatment in Ontario be suspended immediately.

A Message to All Dental Hygienists in Ontario – COVID-19 Pandemic

The CDHO showed support for the RCDSO’s decision.

Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium New York Postponed to 2021

With the announcement of the pandemic, dental events began to cancel or be postponed.

March 13, 2020

Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Dental Conference in Vancouver, Health Officials Warn

It was found that one person who had attended the Pacific Dental Conference that took place early March was showing symptoms of the virus.

February 28, 2020

IDEM 2020 is Postponed Until June 2020

The Singapore event was postponed until the summer.