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July 28, 2021 News News

Christian Dental School Students Win Legal Fight Against School COVID Vaccine Mandate

by Premier Christian News

Two students in Missouri have successfully convinced their local dental school to allow them to attend classes without taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Sharon Murza and Ashley Swanson are students at A.T. Still University School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Both

July 20, 2021 News News

COVID-19 Update: Step 3 of Provincial Reopening

by RCDSO

Ontario moved into Step 3 of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 am today, July 16, 2021. While the situation with COVID-19 continues to improve, dentists must continue to adhere to the enhanced precautions outlined in the College’s COVID-19: Managing infection risks

July 20, 2021 News News

Even Before Coronavirus, Almost Half of Adults in Rural Areas Went Without Dental Care

by Liora Engel-Smith, North Carolina Health News

Millions of rural residents have not seen a dentist in over a year, a recent CDC report reveals. In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic forced dentists to shut down, 42 percent of adults in rural areas did not receive dental care, according

July 20, 2021 News News

Who Do You Trust When it Comes to the COVID-19 Vaccine?

by Henry Schein

Vaccine incentives are less likely to convince Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine than a visit to their primary care physician, new research suggests. A recent survey of 2,005 respondents reveals that 88% who went to a primary care physician

July 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

CDC: Only Avoid Aerosol-Generating Dental Procedures for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

by ADA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings to remove language stating that dental health care personnel should avoid aerosol-generating procedures for all patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status. Instead, the CDC states to avoid

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Henriette Lerner, DMD, DICOI

COVID-19 has raised new concerns about respiratory viral infections (RVI). This virus can reproduce within the cells that line the human respiratory tract and the resulting infections cause respiratory issues and may infect multiple other sites. At this time, there

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice managementProduct Report

Teledentistry: Trending Post-COVID-19

by Paola Ochoa, DDS, DiplABAD, FASDA

Practicing dentistry at a distance, utilizing instantaneous virtual mobile technology, was the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago. We were taught in dental school that our capacity to diagnose disease and to perform dentistry relied entirely upon

July 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Past-Year Dental Visits More Frequent in Urban Versus Rural Areas

by Medical Express

Nearly two-thirds of adults have had a dental visit within the past 12 months, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., and

July 8, 2021 News News

‘Game Changing’: Ont. Biotech Company Trying to Develop Dissolving Oral COVID-19 Vaccine Strips

by CTV News

An Ontario-based biotechnology company and researchers from McMaster University have teamed up to develop a potential new method for delivering COVID-19 vaccines that would use an oral strip instead of a needle. The thin strips, which would be infused with

July 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Could X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus Deactivate SARS-CoV-2, the Virus Responsible for COVID-19?

by Marley

The answer is YES. Oral Science is pleased to share some fantastic news. The results of a recent in-vitro study conducted by the Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University demonstrated that X-PUR Opti-Rinse Plus™ can completely inactivate in-vitro,

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Strained as COVID Eases and Patients Return

by Los Angeles Times

Dental hygienist Jeannette Diaz’s patients sometimes cry. Lately, she’s been crying with them. It’s not just because so many people refrained from getting dental work during much of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving her to scrape off more than a year’s

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Offers Treatments in Gardens Amid COVID Backlog

by Marie Claire Dorking, yahoo!news

A dental hygienist has been doing treatments in gardens amid a backlog of demand for her services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fiona Perry, 56, from Comrie Perthshire, has been cycling between clients homes with her equipment on a cargo

Dental Hygiene Career
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Dental Hygiene Career… In the Middle of a Pandemic

by Alana Munro, RDH

So that’s it! Board exams are done and passed, the stress of studying endlessly for weeks at a time is behind you, and you can finally celebrate the joys of being an educated professional. Any new career can cause a

June 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentistry, Engineering Researchers Explore COVID-19 Spread and Safety in Dental Offices

by University of Minnesota

A collaborative effort between University of Minnesota researchers and clinicians made a real-life, immediate impact on patient care and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Without this expertise, I don’t believe our clinics would have opened up as soon as they

June 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

Staff Vaccine Status Discussions, Disclosures Pose Challenges for Businesses

by Toronto Star

Cynthia Fernandez said her personal sense of responsibility for the safety of her clients led her to publicly disclose that her staff were vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this spring. “I think a lot of people are nervous still about coronavirus,”

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists See Rise in Cosmetic Dentistry Requests as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by NBC News

Cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi noticed a trend among his patients in Beverly Hills, California, beginning around March: Demand for treatments, everything from teeth whitening to full smile-makeovers, was higher than pre-pandemic levels. Even international virtual consultations restarted as people again

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Introducing New 3M Respirators Made in Canada

by eGrimesDirect

eGrimesDirect.com announced the availability of the new 3M NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. They are available through the website: 3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator Surgical Mask 1870+ sold in bulk cases of 440 individually wrapped masks. As of April

June 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

US Dental Practices ‘Largely Exempt’ from OSHA Rule

by ADA

The ADA is pleased that dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The OSHA emergency standard, released June 10, provides additional guidance for health care

Buying Selling Dental Practice
June 14, 2021 News BlogsDental OfficeFinancesNew dentistsPractice ManagementPractice Operations

Considerations for Buying and Selling a Dental Practice During the Pandemic

by Ken Arding, BDO Canada

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unexpected and unprecedented period in Canada and beyond. And while you might think that would hinder dental professionals from buying or selling a practice, think again. Over the last