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June 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

UB Dental Students 3D Print Free Face Shields For Local Dentists

by The University at Buffalo

A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care. The students, working under the guidance of

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Product Advertising Incidents Related to COVID-19

by Government of Canada

COVID-19 is a new disease not previously identified in humans. Currently there is no vaccine or therapeutic product for COVID-19 that is authorized to treat or prevent the disease. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a global review of

June 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Federal Government Creates Web Hub For Organizations Buying and Selling PPE

by Betakit

The federal government has created a web hub aimed to contain resources for organizations buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE) as businesses across the country begin to re-open. The Supply Hub, as it is called, provides federal, provincial, and territorial

June 22, 2020 News News

Manitoba Dentists Now Able to Charge Clients Additional Fees to Offset PPE Costs

by Global News

Dentists now have the option to charge clients additional fees to offset the costs of PPE. “There is an increased need for PPE by our entire team that’s resulted from COVID-19. In addition there’s a general shortage of PPE across the country,”

June 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Rising Cost of PPE Means Some Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists are Charging Patients an Extra Fee

by The Telegram

Dental offices across the province closed during the COVID-19 shutdown have been reopening their doors to the public this past week, but not everyone is smiling. As people return to visit their dentists for dental work put off during the

June 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Lack of PPE, Conflicting Guidelines Slow Reopening of Dental Clinics

by CP24

A lack of personal protective equipment and conflicting guidelines for COVID-19 practices between dentists and dental hygienists are delaying the reopening of many practices, the association representing dentists said as the province began the second stage of its reopening plan

June 11, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Quebec Dentists Charging Patient Fees for PPE, Infection Control Measures Related to COVID-19

by The Globe and Mail

Quebec’s dentists are charging the first set of patient fees in the country aimed at recouping the extra costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their counterparts in other provinces are studying whether to follow suit. Earlier this month, dentists

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June 3, 2020 News Blogs

The Peculiar Reality of COVID-19

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

From its earliest days COVID – 19 has been an evolving dilemma. As this is being written in mid May 2020, it would be foolish to predict the future profile of the infection. Instead, some of the known and unknown

June 2, 2020 News News

Some Dentists Extract New Fee From Patients to Keep Up with Rising COVID-19 Costs

by NBC News

After nearly two months at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup. Then she got a notice from Swish Dental that the cost of her next visit

May 27, 2020 News DentistryNews

US Dentists Want Coronavirus Testing Kits Before Reopening

by The Hill

Dentists are calling on the Trump administration to provide them with coronavirus tests before reopening, arguing that conditions in dental offices make patients and staff more susceptible to exposure. The American Dental Association (ADA), which has more than 163,000 members,

May 22, 2020 News News

Team Focused COVID-19 Tips: Disc Resource

by Transitions Group

As you carryout preparations for your return to dentistry, i.e. manage your checklist, order your PPE, master donning and doffing technique, etc., don’t lose sight of your team. Anticipating and addressing the needs of your team members and positively leading them through

May 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Counterfeit, Sub-Standard and Non-Equivalent N95 Respirators

by Canadian Dental Association

Counterfeit, sub-standard and non-equivalent N95-like respirators are flooding the marketplace as the demand for N95 respirators continues to rise. These products have not been certified and will not deliver the same respiratory protection as N95 respirators which are certified by

May 20, 2020 News News

Delays Are Leaving Workers Waiting For PPE

by National Post

With personal protective equipment in short supply in the battle against COVID-19, many Canadian manufacturers have retooled and begun producing hand sanitizer, gowns, masks, face shields and ventilators. But despite the great need on the part of healthcare facilities, many

May 20, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Web-Based Platform Aims to Ease Supply Chain Information Bottlenecks for Personal Protective Equipment.

by Financial Post

A new platform to improve the flow of supply chain information for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks has been developed by faculty members at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  www.CovidPPEHelp.ca is designed to enable

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 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 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 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

Dentists Flock to Buy Industrial Masks in Hopes of Getting Back to Business

by CBC News

A Winnipeg business that sells fire fighting and safety equipment is seeing a different kind of clientele these days. Dental health professionals have been flocking to ABC Fire & Safety on Marion Street to buy respirator masks, the company’s president

May 8, 2020 News News

Shortage of PPE a Growing Concern Among Dentists as Offices Slowly Reopen

by CTV News

Canadian dental offices that closed their doors during the initial shutdown of businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic now worry the equipment needed to conduct their business is in short supply as they begin reopening. In Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan,