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May 28, 2020 News News

Possible Implications for Returning to Practice From Dr. Robert Carroll

by Dr. Robert Carroll, Transitions Group

As we review what we have learned from other countries and other provinces, it is quite apparent that dental offices will be allowed to open before Covid-19 is eliminated as a risk to patients and health care workers. Reopening our

May 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Products Marketed to Sanitize, Reduce Dental Aerosols May Lack Research to Support Efficacy

by ADA News

Dentists returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic may be thinking about purchasing items to help sanitize or reduce dental aerosols, but many products currently lack research demonstrating they are effective. For instance, information is limited on how best to

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 27, 2020 News News

More Dental Services Could Resume in Nova Scotia Next Week

by CBC News

Dalhousie University’s dean of dentistry expects dental clinics and offices to be able to reopen sometime next week for urgent and emergency cases, with routine dental care in Nova Scotia resuming several weeks after that. A public health order shut

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Practices Consider Using UV Light Tech to Safely Reopen

by CNBC

As more businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, dental practices are considering enhanced measures to clean their facilities and equipment, as well as protect their patients and staff. One of these tactics involves the use of ultraviolet light to sanitize the air,

May 26, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Safety Measures Could Lead to Higher Dental Fees

by Montreal Gazette

At Barry Dolman’s Côte-des-Neiges dental clinic, contractors are working around the clock putting in glass doors to seal off his two examination rooms and installing a new ventilation system that will vacuum the air from around patients’ mouths and pump

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Slow Return for Canada’s Dental Offices as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by CBC News

As dental offices start to reopen across the country, the guidelines vary from province to province but the concerns remain the same: having the right protocols and enough protective gear to safely see patients, and seeing enough of them so they

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

New Guidance Permits US Dentists to Reopen, But Some Still Harbor Coronavirus Fears

by ABC News

In emails blasted to their patients, America’s dentists are announcing their return from the coronavirus lockdown. “WE ARE OPEN,” was the all-caps heading for one email from a dentist in Miami. “We are beyond ready to get back to work and see

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 News

Quebec Reveals Dates for Reopening of Dentists and Beauty Care

by Daily Hive News

Quebec received a double-dose of good news on Wednesday. Along with easing restrictions of outdoor gatherings, public health has greenlit the reopening of body care practices throughout the province, excluding the Greater Montreal area and Joliette. Quebec health minister Danielle McCann,

May 20, 2020 News News

‘I Hope I Can Get Back On My Feet’: Dentists ‘Eager’ to Return to Practices

by The Chronicle Herald

Two months after their clinics were forced to close, with no revenue coming in and bills still needing to get paid, dentists are “eager” to get the green light from the province to be able to reopen their practices and

May 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists Can’t Resume Non-Emergency Procedures Until May 19

by Edmonton Journal

Alberta dentists who want to offer a full range of procedures at the beginning of phase one of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch will have to do so without dental hygienists. The governing bodies representing dental hygienists and dentists are giving