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July 23, 2020 News DentistryNews

This Guelph Dental Office is Taking Extra Precautions to Protect Patients

by CTV News

Dental offices in Ontario were allowed to begin reopening at the end of May, but Jain Dental Care in Guelph held off. “As dental offices, we’ve always had the strictest infection prevention protocols to begin with, but we have to

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July 22, 2020 News Blogs

Ten Tips to Smooth the Reopening Process

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

No one was ready for the sudden economic shutdown sparked by coronavirus. For weeks, dentists and patients alike have eagerly awaited the day when practices could resume non-emergency treatment. Now, that day has arrived in some locations, it is fast

July 3, 2020 News DentistryNews

Nationwide Survey of Over 275 Consumers Reveals Seeing Their Dentist After COVID-19 Lockdown is More Important Than Getting a Haircut

by Lanmark360

The survey results also identify key drivers and barriers that impact their decisions to resume dental care visits Lanmark360, a full-service healthcare agency with deep experience in the dental space announces the immediate availability of key consumer insights regarding their

July 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

‘It Doesn’t Make Any Sense’: Quebec Just Relaxed its COVID-19 Rules for Dentists, Alarming Some

by CTV News

Quebec relaxed its COVID-19 rules for dentists on Friday, but some dentists say the move causes more stress than relief and that it’s coming too soon. “It doesn’t make any sense with regard to the patients that I’m seeing on

June 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

HuFriedyGroup Introduces New Online Resource Center to Help Dentists Bounce Back as Offices Reopen

by HuFriedyGroup

Product bundles and special offers, patient communication tools, ongoing education, and new comprehensive resource center facilitate infection prevention best practices HuFriedyGroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD), and the global leader in infection prevention, instrument manufacturing, and instrument

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 9, 2020 News News

CAUT Health and Safety Fact Sheet

by DCY

Many dental offices and their team members will be performing more hand scaling and root planning to minimize aerosol generating procedures. WE SUGGEST: Dentists and their team members: Consider the exercises HERE to reduce the likelihood of injury, subject to

June 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Now Available – The New Normal: Practice Playbook!

by Transitions Group

The New Normal Practice Playbook will help prepare you for moving into the next phases of dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The playbook includes the considerations, office policies and programs for effective occupational health and safety used to educate the dental

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Returning to Work


The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has developed the following interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDHA’s best practice recommendations are based, first and foremost, on ensuring safety for dental hygienists, their

June 3, 2020 News News

Dental Checkups, Groceries, Funerals Pricier Because of COVID-19

by Montreal Gazette

At the offices of Dr. Taras Konanec, patients can expect to see an extra charge on their next dental visit, thanks to COVID-19. The Montreal dentist is adding a set fee to visits as suggested by his professional association to

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 DentistryNewsOral Health

Dentists Are Now Open in Ontario But Appointments Will Be Totally Different

by Narcity

Getting your teeth cleaned is going to look different next time you make a dental appointment. Dentists reopening in Ontario have new rules to adhere to in order to maintain a safe environment for both workers and patients. Some protocols will even include

June 1, 2020 News BlogsPractice Management

After the Curve is Gone! Dealing With the Reluctant Patient!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

Bit by bit, some tentative optimism is creeping in as we see a slow, reopening of some parts of our economy. Even the Ontario government has given dentists the green light to begin opening for non-emergency procedures. Vigilance is still

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May 29, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Re-Opening and Employment Law Obligations: A Q&A for Dental Employers

by Paul Martin, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers; Frank Portman, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers

As provincial economies begin to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, dental employers are preparing for the re-opening of clinics. However, the re-start of operations brings with it an abundance of employment law issues that must be carefully addressed in

May 29, 2020 News News

Ontario’s Strict Rules for Reopening Dental Clinics Differ From Other Provinces

by CTV News

Reopening Canada’s economy means many businesses will finally be able to bring in some much-needed cash flow. But for dentists in Ontario, reopening their clinics means fulfilling a long list of expensive safety requirements that could be challenging to meet.

May 29, 2020 News News

Nebraska Pediatric Dentist Shares Experiences of Reopening Practice After Pandemic Spurred Closure

by ADA News

Pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica Meeske and her family were on their way to a basketball tournament when she found out about her state’s stay-at-home order that would force her to close her thriving practice on March 17. “My daughter was

May 28, 2020 News BlogsDental Team

Employment Law Considerations When Reopening Your Dental Business

by Anthony Panacci, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

As provinces begin to restart their economies, employers should have a strategy in place to minimize legal liability when reopening their businesses. This article highlights employment law considerations that are critical for the successful reopening of dental businesses. Ensuring Safety

May 28, 2020 News News

Dentists Asking Patients for Patience as They Tackle Backlog

by CBC News

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists in Ontario have only been permitted to treat emergencies. Even a gnawing toothache wouldn’t get you in, unless the pain was uncontrollable with over-the-counter drugs. But restrictions are starting to lift, and dentists

May 28, 2020 News News

Manitoba Dentists Will Expand Services as Part of Phase 2

by Winnipeg Sun

The Manitoba Dental Association has announced the expansion of available dental services beginning June 1 as part of the provinces Phase 2 plan. Dr. Marc Mallot, president of the Manitoba Dental Association, said in a press conference Wednesday that the

May 28, 2020 News News

Ontario Says More Health Providers Can Reopen Including Dentists, Optometrists

by CP24

Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are part of a list of health-care providers that the Ontario government says can gradually reopen following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, denturists, and midwives are also included