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June 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: A Note on RCDSO Guidance


Senior RCDSO staff spoke with representatives of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario this morning, June 10, 2020. The conversation was congenial and productive. We touched on the differences in current guidance to our respective membership and considered how

June 5, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

The Rift Over COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

by CBC News

As many shuttered dental clinics are preparing to reopen, a rift is growing in the industry over proper protocols to keep patients and staff safe — with one Ontario dental hygienist calling clinics a “ticking time bomb” for creating new

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

COVID-19: College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice


The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to dental hygienists who are planning for the return to practice. This document outlines the conditions under which dental hygiene care may be provided. Dental hygienists who are unable to meet

June 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings Echoes ADA Guidance

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) welcomes the release of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings, noting it is very similar to science-based guidance issued a month ago by the ADA. Both

June 1, 2020 News News

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


The Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a new Directive #2 on May 26. As a result, dentists are now permitted to provide in-person care for all deferred, non-essential, and elective services, in addition to emergency and urgent care. The College has revised

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May 29, 2020 News Blogs

Dentistry in the COVID Era: How to Stay Safe and Stay in Practice

by Neil M. Abramson

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways in which society operates as a whole. For the time being, large public gatherings are prohibited and cultural and sporting events have been brought to an end. Restaurants and most businesses

May 25, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members


Return to Work Guidance A comprehensive downloadable Return to Work Handbook, including questions to ask your employer, is now available for CDHA members. This handbook complements the Return to Work webpage providing interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return

May 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

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


The RCDSO’s new guidance, COVID-19: Managing infection risks during in-person dental care, is now available on the College’s website. The guidance was developed by the RCDSO based on the best available evidence and research, along with expert feedback. This includes information obtained

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 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