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September 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ontario Dentists to Consider Possibility of Testing Patients for COVID-19

by Yahoo News Canada

The Ontario Dental Association will meet Friday to discuss whether it’s possible for dental clinics to administer COVID-19 tests to patients throughout the province. This comes as demand for the service increases along with the number of cases in Ontario.

September 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘We Are Specialists’: Why One Ontario Dentist Supports COVID-19 Testing in Dental Clinics

by CTV News

Patients coming in to see their dentist or hygienist should be able to get a COVID-19 test, says one Ontario dentist. Dr. George Christodoulou, co-CEO at Altima Healthcare Canada, says that could reduce lines at assessment centres and preserve personal

September 28, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

What You Need to Know About the Controversial “COVID-19 Fee”

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

While dentists and patients alike are happy to see practices reopening, the new normal carries some harsh realities. One of the most notable is the increased cost of doing business. Increasing prices and usage of PPE (personal protective equipment) is

September 21, 2020 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Named to Fortune® Magazine’s ‘Change the World’ List

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Recognized for Its Role as Co-Founder and Private Sector Lead of the Pandemic Supply Chain Network Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it has been named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Regional Approaches to AGPs

by RCDSO

Recently, the College received new advice from PIDAC – the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee – via Public Health Ontario on the treatment of patients when performing aerosol-generating procedures. PIDAC is now recommending that, in regions of Ontario where COVID-19 transmission levels are

September 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mental Stress Can Lead to Dental Stress, and Some Alberta Dentists are Seeing the Signs

by CBC

Some Alberta dentists are worried the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a surge in dental issues like broken teeth and jaw problems. Mintoo Basahti, president-elect of the Alberta Dental Association and College, says bruxism — the clenching and

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A Hygienist Responds to a Study on COVID-19 and the Dental Practice

by Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, DrBicuspid.com

Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases. But does this apply to dental hygienists? There

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U of A Researcher Studying How Well COVID-19 Safety Measures are Protecting Canada’s Health Workers

by folio

There is heightened anxiety among physicians and jumps in depression among nurses, health-care aides and personal support workers, according to early data from a University of Alberta study into the effectiveness of safety measures to protect the physical and mental

September 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Teeth Are Taking a Beating’: Dentists Say Cracked Teeth Are More Common Post-Lockdown

by CTV News

Dentists have seen a surge in patients with cracked or damaged teeth over the course of the pandemic, a phenomenon some believe may be related to an increase in jaw clenching and grinding due to stress. Toronto-area dentist Dr. Kal

September 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Teledentistry Platform Helps Dental Practices Provide Safe Quality Care Amid COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc. 

TeleDent® By MouthWatch Now Available Through Henry Schein Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) is now offering TeleDent by MouthWatch, a teledentistry and patient engagement platform that incorporates live video conferencing, patient messaging, and cloud collaboration to ensure a seamless integration into

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Massachusetts Company Partners with Bisco Dental Products Canada to Introduce an Innovative Disinfecting Solution to Canadian Dental Community

by Bisco Dental Products Canada

Force of Nature Disinfectant System – EPA Registered, Green Seal Certified Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses with Zero Toxic Chemicals  HCl Cleaning Products LLC, a Massachusetts company, has partnered with Bisco Dental Products Canada Inc. to introduce their product,

September 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19: Amended Guidance on Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on their website by clicking here. Key changes include: A new introductory section that reflects recent developments related to COVID-19, including the Province’s

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Nearly $400,000 to Support Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg

by Western Economic Diversification Canada

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest $399,647 in support of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, to help improve the supply chain of medical devices in Canada, in the fight against COVID-19. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, MP for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, along

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

by Tammy Chen, D.D.S., The New York Times

“How’s your dental practice?” a friend of mine asked, brow furrowed, concern evident on her face. I’ve seen this look a lot recently. Since the onset of the pandemic, with a citywide shutdown and social distancing measures firmly entrenched, more

September 8, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Building Your Basics: Building Your Confidence

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Turning the page on August was particularly challenging this year. Let’s face it, as much as we cannot wait to see the end of 2020, the ease with which we enjoyed outdoor time during the summer was also a tremendous

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

REBUILD: Is Your Practice Pandemic-Proof?

by Lisa Philp, RDH

We are approaching the last quarter of one of the most challenging years in history. Dentistry has finally reopened its doors for non-essential and elective care, while adapting the new operational standards. This new normal includes changes to the facility,

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeSocial media

High Touch Social Media: Succeeding in a New Dental Era

by Rita Zamora

Fear stops about 20% of patients from visiting the dentist. This statistic is pre-COVID-19, according to Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, Dean University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. In a recent webinar, Dr. Wolff shared, “Whether real or perceived,

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry in the COVID Era: Beware of Blind Spots

by Carrie Webber, The Jameson Group

Dental practices worldwide have adapted and adopted new processes, protective measures and steps within the patient appointment to align with recommendations, mandates and regulations that experts are instructing to keep doctors, team and patients safe during this time of COVID-19.

September 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Making Lemonade From 2020’s Lemons: Finding the Space for Transformational Change in the Midst of Uncertainty

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

This month’s issue of Oral Health Office is a perfect snapshot of fall 2020, with articles on COVID-19, patient retention, and taking better advantage of social media. These are three separate pieces, but I can’t help but see the narrative

September 2, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Update to CDHO Guidance on Returning to DH Practice and Use of Isolation Gowns

by CDHO

The College has revised the CDHO Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice to include references to: its new documents CDHO Guidance on the Extended Use of N95 Respirators/Masks During a Supply Shortage and CDHO Guidance on the Use of Isolation Gowns the Public Health