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Study sheds light on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygienists

CHICAGO, US: Similarly to other dental professionals, dental hygienists have been put in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic owing to the belief ...

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New NHS Scotland guidance criticised by BDA

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare ...

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Face coverings must still be worn in dental settings in England

LONDON, UK: Effective on 19 July, England eased many of its COVID-19 restrictions, including rules on social distancing and the requirement to wear face ...

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Battery-powered air respirator may protect staff and patients against SARS-CoV-2

CHESTERFIELD, UK: The pandemic has been ongoing for over a year now, and there is still a strong need to protect healthcare and scientific staff from ...

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New study examines extent of occupational risk of COVID-19 in UK

BIRMINGHAM, UK: To fill a research gap, researchers have recently examined whether dental professionals are, in fact, at an increased risk of becoming ...

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COVID-19 misconceptions: Disease prevalence among US dentists remains low

CHICAGO, U.S.: Since the beginning of the pandemic, dentistry has been deemed unsafe as dental professionals run a high risk of SARS-CoV-2 spread through ...

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Interview: “Attempting to make my own shield seemed like a productive use of time"

The pandemic has caused professional and private challenges. However, some people managed to use this downtime to stimulate their creativity and to test ...

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Study reveals obstructive sleep apnoea as risk factor for COVID-19

TURKU, Finland: During the first wave of the pandemic, the number of hospitalisations for SARS-CoV-2 infections in Finland was relatively low compared with ...

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Interview: Effects of COVID-19 on dentistry in Asia Pacific, Part 1

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on dental business, but its effects have varied among countries around the world. In this interview, Dental Tribune ...

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Sunshine vitamin D and COVID-19: Is there a correlation?

LEIPZIG, Germany: Vitamin D, also referred to as the sunshine vitamin, is increasingly more difficult to obtain from sun exposure. The increase in the ...

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Interview: “Dental laboratories will be left in an extremely vulnerable position”

Close cooperation between dentists and dental technicians generates synergy and helps to ensure high-quality prosthetic dentistry. However, the COVID-19 ...

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SARS-CoV-2 as invisible threat: Mitigating aerosols in dental clinics

CHICAGO, U.S.: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists have been provided with strict infection prevention and control guidelines. These include ...

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Dentists in Scotland voice concerns over expired personal protective equipment

LONDON, UK: Dentists in Scotland have recently voiced their concerns over receiving stocks of free expired personal protective equipment (PPE). Since the ...

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Researchers develop saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 test and examine COVID-19 prevalence among dentists

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada: Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in Saskatoon are currently working on two large projects that have ...

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Dental practice reopening plans revealed in Northern Ireland and Scotland

BELFAST, UK: The SARS-CoV-2 virus has not only brought with it the fear of infection, but has also caused great pain to dental patients who have had limited...

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Dentists across Europe face business challenges in times of COVID-19

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Dentists all over Europe are doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 while staying up to date with national and local ...

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OPTIM disinfectants inactivate viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2

TORONTO, Canada: The novel coronavirus first infected people in China, but is spreading to other countries in Asia as well as to Europe, the Middle East and...

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