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Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr Philippe Sleiman from Lebanon

April 8, 2020 | Interviews

Like many other countries worldwide, Lebanon is currently struggling with a rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). By 6 April, the Johns Hopkins University had reported over 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. Dr Philippe Sleiman is a practicing clinician, internationally renowned speaker, and university professor from Lebanon. In this short interview, the endodontist shares his thoughts about the current crisis.

Expert reports on COVID-19 situation in dental clinic in Wuhan

April 7, 2020 | News

WUHAN, China: As dean of the School and Hospital of Stomatology of Wuhan University, Prof. Zhuan Bian has had first-hand experience of the working situation of dentists and dental staff in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where SARS-CoV-2 reportedly first broke out. In an online webinar, organised by the German Association of Oral Implantology, he described how the COVID-19 pandemic had changed the daily workflow of his team, and he shared insights about the infection control procedures which he regarded as most important for dental professionals.

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Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr Mauro Labanca from Italy

April 7, 2020 | Interviews

As of today, Italy has had the highest death toll of any country impacted by the coronavirus. According to the latest numbers available from the Johns Hopkins University, almost 16,000 people have already died from COVID-19. Dr Mauro Labanca lives and practices in Milan. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, the international key opinion leader in dentistry shared how the current pandemic is affecting the dental business in Italy.

New EFP president on COVID-19: “Remain positive and safe”

April 6, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has announced that it has welcomed Dr Xavier Struillou as its new president. Struillou took the opportunity to explain his vision for the EFP’s 37 affiliated societies of periodontics, emphasising the need for mutual support in these challenging times.

Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr. Irineu Gregnanin Pedron from Brazil

April 6, 2020 | Interviews

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly throughout the world. As of April 6, Brazil was Latin America’s worst hit country with over 11,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and almost 500 death, according to the latest statistics published by the Johns Hopkins University. In a recent interview, Dr. Irineu Gregnanin Pedron, a key opinion leader in dentistry from São Paulo, spoke with Dental Tribune International about how the crisis has affected his work as a dentist.

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Two-thirds of US dental offices now closed, Baird survey shows

April 6, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Two in every three dental offices in the U.S. have closed their doors temporarily owing to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the third weekly survey of U.S. dentists that Baird Equity Research has conducted since the drastic escalation of the outbreak in the country. Office closures have increased and patient volumes have declined, but there are positive signs that at least some of the cascading figures in dental demand are showing signs of bottoming out.

Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr Miguel Stanley from Portugal

April 3, 2020 | Interviews

In the light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, Portugal declared the national state of emergency on 18 March. So far, over 9,000 cases and more than 200 deaths have been confirmed in the country. Dr Miguel Stanley from Lisbon is a well-known key opinion leader in dentistry. In this interview, he talks about how the current crisis is affecting dentists in Portugal and worldwide.

US dentists called on for urgent assistance

April 3, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Dentists in the U.S. now find themselves at the epicenter of a pandemic, as they are being called upon to provide urgent assistance to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to help treat those critically ill with COVID-19. A plea has been made for dentists to donate masks, gloves and other personal protection equipment (PPE) items, and dentists in California may now volunteer as emergency health care workers in order to provide general medical assistance that extends beyond oral care.

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

April 2, 2020 | News

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 regulations. However, as an increasing number of member states have restricted the provision of dental care to medical emergencies only, some dentists are finding it difficult to fulfil their professional obligations and are struggling to comply with the existing and new infection control protocols. Since dentists are postponing elective procedures and reducing office hours, the number of dental patients being treated is low and dentists are starting to feel the tremendous long-term impact of the pandemic on their businesses.

This is how SARS-CoV-2 is affecting dental businesses in Switzerland

April 1, 2020 | News

BERNE, Switzerland: The virus SARS-CoV-2 has a firm grip on the world and is affecting how people live their daily lives. In Switzerland, as in many other countries, the government is making a clear demand on its citizens to stay at home, and gatherings in public places of more than five people are banned. Healthcare facilities are not included in this ban; however, the Federal Council has prohibited dental surgeries from carrying out non-urgent examinations and therapy until the Federal Council directive is repealed.

Baird tracks historic fall in dental demand

April 1, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: COVID-19 is causing historically significant contractions in patient volumes and demand for dental equipment. Baird Equity Research is tracking the situation by surveying U.S. dentists and says that it is too early to predict when demand might bottom out and what might happen afterward. Trends witnessed in the dental market after the global financial crisis of 2007–2008 suggest that patients will defer appointments for restorative and orthodontic procedures but not for general dental care.

Easing financial burden of COVID-19 pandemic for dental practices in UK

March 31, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, dental professionals in the UK are currently advised to carry out only the most essential dental procedures in order to limit the transmission of the virus to the wider population. The decision has prompted a significant drop in both workload and income. To help ease the financial burden for members, some dental organisations and health services in the UK are offering financial support for practices, including subscription relief and continued funding.

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Eight ways to keep your dental practice safer during COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020 | Advertorial

KRIENS, Switzerland: During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the dental profession forms one of the most threatened groups. Close contact with patients, exposure to bodily fluids and the handling of sharp instruments all increase the risk of infection. So what can you do to keep yourself, your dental practice and your patients safe? We have compiled a list of procedures that you can implement in order to contribute to fighting any epidemic, not only the COVID-19 one, in your dental office.

COVID-19: Patients reluctant to seek dental treatments, clinics face voluntary closure

March 30, 2020 | News

With the escalation of the COVID-19 crisis and new cases rising on a daily basis, it is the dental industry which is suffering the most within the healthcare industry.

COVID-19: FEPPD provides advice for dental technicians and laboratory owners

March 30, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: At this point, cases of COVID-19 have been found in every European country and territory. Against this backdrop, the European and International Federation of Dental Laboratory Owners and Dental Technicians (FEPPD) has issued guidance for Europe-based dental practitioners, cautioning them to make infection control an absolute priority in their day-to-day work.

Dentists in Italy face unemployment owing to COVID-19

March 27, 2020 | News

MILAN, Italy: Italy has become the European country worst affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, its confirmed cases of infection currently reaching 74,386, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). As the country is facing a nationwide lockdown, the pandemic has completely reshaped people’s daily lives, weakened the economy and boosted unemployment rates. To minimise the risks associated with contagion and slow down the spread, the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has recently ordered the shutdown of all non-essential factories and businesses. In the meantime, some dental offices continue to operate, offering patients emergency care only.

US dental offices are closing their doors as pressure mounts

March 27, 2020 | News

ORANGE, Calif./CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: Western Dental & Orthodontics has announced that it will temporarily close the majority of its 250 affiliated offices throughout California and keep only selected clinics open in key locations in order to meet demand for urgent dental care. As COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in the U.S., the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has been forced to respond to requests for a blanket closure of dental clinics in the state.

COVID-19: Pakistan’s dental fraternity and industry face unprecedented challenges

March 27, 2020 | News

The recent escalation of the COVID-19 situation has definitely affected every domain of human life. The sudden surge has raised fears that the outbreak could pose a major challenge to an already strained national health care system. According to recent statistics reported by the New York Times, dentists are at the greatest risk, as they can encounter diseases and infections daily and typically work in close proximity to one another and their patients.

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