Public health warns of COVID-19 exposure at Trenton dentist’s office

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is warning residents of the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 at a Trenton dentist’s office after a second person linked to the business has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the health unit, two cases of the disease were linked to You Make Me Smile Dental Centre on Division Street last week. Despite these cases, the public health unit says there is low risk of exposure at the dentist’s office.

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As the second case has been identified, public health is asking anyone who visited the dental centre between Sept. 28 and Oct. 6 to self-monitor and to get tested if symptoms develop. If you do have symptoms and get tested, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the last visit to the dental centre, regardless of the results, the health unit

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Dentist’s COVID-19 Coverage Suit Sent Back to State Court


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A Texas federal judge remanded a dentist’s COVID-19 coverage suit against Allstate Insurance Co. back to state court, ruling that the insurer failed to show that a claims adjuster was wrongly joined, defeating the suit’s diversity of jurisdiction required in federal court.

U.S. District Judge Richard B. Farrer said Wednesday that Orsatti DDS PC, a dental office of Bexar County, Texas, sufficiently showed that it properly included an insurance claims adjuster in the suit, which lacks

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The break-up of the UK is coming – but will it be violent or peaceful?

By Charles TurnerBetween 1991 and 1995 two multinational states fell apart. Yugoslavia broke up in a civil war that killed 150,000, while Czechoslovakia broke up peacefully following referendums in both of its constituent parts. Another such state now faces the prospect of doing the same: the United Kingdom. How might it happen? Where does the UK lie on the spectrum where one end is Yugoslavia and the other is Czechoslovakia?If you agree with the late Roger Scruton that we are a “settled people” and think it matters that few people in the UK are into gun ownership, then we are so clearly at the Czechoslovak end that the question is absurd. But it’s worth remembering that in April 1992, with the war over Croatia underway, Bosnian Muslims, Croats and Serbs demonstrated in Sarajevo to

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54 Dentists Supported By 42 North Dental Receive “Top Dentist” Awards In Annual Boston Magazine Guide

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 42 North Dental, a leading dental support organization in the Northeast, announced today that 54 of their supported dentists have been awarded the honor of “Top Dentist” in Boston Magazine’s “Top Dentists in Boston” Guide, 2020. 54 is a record number of wins for any dental practice in a single year. In total, since program inception, 42 North Dental has had more “top dentist” wins than any other dental practice in the coverage area.

“I’m proud of the winning dentists and their colleagues across the company.” says Dr. Michael Scialabba, 42 North Dental Vice President of Clinical Affairs. He continues “To have other dentists in our region vote 42 North Dental dentists as ‘top dentists’ further proves our message that group dentistry, and our model, leads to exceptional patient care.”

As a member of 42 North Dental, dentists are able to focus

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54 Dentists Supported By 42 North Dental Receive “Top Dentist” Awards In Annual Boston Magazine Guide | News

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 42 North Dental, a leading dental support organization in the Northeast, announced today that 54 of their supported dentists have been awarded the honor of “Top Dentist” in Boston Magazine’s “Top Dentists in Boston” Guide, 2020. 54 is a record number of wins for any dental practice in a single year. In total, since program inception, 42 North Dental has had more “top dentist” wins than any other dental practice in the coverage area.

“I’m proud of the winning dentists and their colleagues across the company.” says Dr. Michael Scialabba, 42 North Dental Vice President of Clinical Affairs. He continues “To have other dentists in our region vote 42 North Dental dentists as ‘top dentists’ further proves our message that group dentistry, and our model, leads to exceptional patient care.”

As a member of 42 North Dental, dentists are able to focus

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Santa Fe dentist’s office reopens after COVID-19 closure | Coronavirus

A Santa Fe dental practice reopened Monday following a nearly two-week closure due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the doctor and one of his assistants.

Dentist Jared French said he saw one patient Sept. 14, a Monday, and then felt an itch in his throat and went home.

He took a test that afternoon to determine if he had contracted COVID-19, French said, and after it came back positive two days later, he closed his practice.

A patient, an assistant and a dental hygienist who were at the office Sept. 16 before the closure all tested negative.

“It’s a dicey situation. You have to open back up, but you want to protect people,” French said. “We were able to prevent transmission. In the end, that’s what really matters.”

Under guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for health care workers, French was not required to wait

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Santa Fe dentist’s office reopens after COVID-19 closure | Coronavirus

A Santa Fe dental practice reopened Monday following a nearly two-week closure due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the doctor and one of his assistants.

Dentist Jared French said he saw one patient Sept. 14, a Monday, and then felt an itch in his throat and went home.

He took a test that afternoon to determine if he had contracted COVID-19, French said, and after it came back positive two days later, he closed his practice.

A patient, an assistant and a dental hygienist who were at the office Sept. 16 before the closure all tested negative.

“It’s a dicey situation. You have to open back up, but you want to protect people,” French said. “We were able to prevent transmission. In the end, that’s what really matters.”

Under guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for health care workers, French was not required to wait

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Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids | Health News

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MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Seniors who take depression and anxiety drugs shouldn’t be prescribed opioid painkillers by their dentist because it puts them at increased risk for problems, researchers warn.

They analyzed 2011-15 dental and medical data for 40,800 patients aged 65 and older across the United States. There were 947 emergency room visits and hospitalizations in the 30 days after a dental visit.

One in 10 of those who were prescribed opioids were also using medications that shouldn’t be taken with them. These patients were 23% more likely to visit the ER or require hospitalization within a month of the dental visit where they received the opioid prescription, the study found.

The longer they took the painkillers, the greater their risk. Those whose opioid prescription overlapped with their existing non-compatible medication for more than three days were 47% more likely

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Dentists fear a ‘tsunami’ of post-lockdown tooth decay



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Dentists face a “tsunami” of untreated tooth decay because children have been kept away from dental surgeries during lockdown.

Half of parents in the UK said their children had missed a check-up since March, according to an Opinium survey for the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents practices across the country.

The survey of 2,000 people included 622 parents, with 31% saying their family had decided not to go for a check-up or make an appointment. Another 13% said they had not been able to get an appointment – a sign of the growing problem of delays caused by the pandemic.

Dental practices were forced to shut after coronavirus hit, but have been allowed to reopen since 8 June.

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The ADG said the vast majority of

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What Are Some Different Types of Dentists?

When the term dentistry comes to mind, people may recall their family dental clinic, where they go to have their teeth cleaned and checked. However, the dental profession is much bigger than they think, and general dentists are only one of the specialties in the study of dentistry. For those who want to know more about the other dentist types, they can continue reading.

General dentist

Everyone’s family dentist is a general dentist who regularly looks after the oral health of his/her patients. Majority of the work of these professionals involves preventive oral care, which covers regular dental cleaning, x-rays and teaching patients about oral care at home. General dentists are in charge of restorative oral care – like treating tooth decay by substituting it using artificial fillings, preparing chipped, cracked or missing teeth, as well as whitening services. They treat oral problems brought about by gum disease plus root … Read More