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OPINION: All smiles as dentist fear is faced head-on

Up until a couple of years ago, I was not a regular visitor to the doctor.

In fact, you could say I virtually never went to see a GP.

But turning 50 seemed to put an end to that.

As you get older, the body starts to malfunction (for want of a better word), and such trips become somewhat unavoidable.

There is certainly nothing wrong with going to the doctor and, quite honestly, my GP is a fabulous bloke who loves a chat and always makes you feel at ease.

So at this stage, I’m pretty happy that I’m only on limited medication and get to catch up with him every few months or so.

Now, just when I thought things were running along hunky dory, all of a sudden I started getting toothaches.

Again, I’ve never had any trouble with my teeth, yet it would seem time is certainly

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Dentist office visits are rebounding despite coronavirus outbreaks

Dentists’ offices are reopening and working overtime, and dental suppliers are optimistic things are close to returning to normal after the coronavirus put the industry on ice for almost two months.

Why it matters: Cleaning teeth and filling cavities, by their nature, require close contact with the vessel that spreads the virus. That has some experts worried, and the World Health Organization this month advised people to delay routine dental care until COVID-19 transmission rates decline further.

Driving the news: Almost every part of the dental industry lost money and shed jobs during the lockdowns, but people are making appointments and buying products again.

  • Almost all dentist offices are open now. Revenues are still expected to fall by 40% this year.
  • Global dental supply sales at Henry Schein, a supply distributor, dropped 41% in the second quarter. But Henry Schein CFO Steven Paladino told investors this month that “in the
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Stay Safe From the Coronavirus at the Dentist





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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that dentists treat patients only after assessing them for COVID-19 and after weighing the risks of delayed care against the risk of potential viral exposure.

That’s because dental care poses clear infection risks: Dentists and hygienists must work very close to your face and use tools that may spray droplets. “Dental staff will now be wearing additional personal protective equipment, such as face shields, gowns, and masks,” says Chad Gehani, D.D.S., president of the American Dental Association.

Your dental office may also want you to fill out a screening form (asking about recent travel, social interactions, and health history) and do a temperature check prior to an appointment. Some practices may have “virtual check-ins,” where patients wait in their car, sign in for the appointment on

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Eight in 10 Adults Say They Plan to Return to Dentist After Labor Day

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the onset of COVID-19, the use of teledentistry, digital communications and online self-service tools has increased among dentists to provide dental care to their patients. However, in a new dental survey from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® ( Guardian Life ) on the pandemic’s impact on oral health, roughly 40% of adults say they or their child experienced a dental issue that would have otherwise prompted a dental visit.

The latest findings, from Guardian’s Workplace Benefits Study titled ” Dental Benefits 2020,” also revealed that regarding safety, nearly three in ten say they are more anxious about visiting the dentist since the coronavirus outbreak. However, 3 in 4 adults will be comfortable going to the dentist by year-end 2020.

“In recognition of the challenging circumstances posed by COVID, and in order to continue to promote the importance of maintaining

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Dentist: Closure of practices impacts patients’ oral health

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) ─ A Johnston dentist believes dentistry is an essential business, but argues that it hasn’t been treated as such throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Rupesh Udeshi, dentist and co-owner of Dental Associates of Rhode Island, said the months his practice was closed had a big impact on the health of many of his patients.

“We’ve had a great backlog and problems that were minor, that have become major. The patient may have just had a cavity or needed a filling, but we haven’t seen them and it’s now more severe and it’s a root canal, and some people who maybe needed a root canal ─ now they need to have the tooth out,” he said.

The World Health Organization recently recommended delaying routine dental care because of the pandemic. But the American Dental Association says they “respectfully yet strongly disagrees.”

“Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry

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Your visits with us are all about you – your happiness, your comfort and your dental health. Our patients expect and receive the finest care with a gentle touch each and every time they see us. In the 21st century, dentistry has evolved into a science that maintains function, form, health and a beautiful smile for a lifetime. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among

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Avoid dental cleanings and other routine visits to the dentist for now

You should delay your routine dental cleaning until the coronavirus pandemic eases, according to new guidance from the World Health Organization. Dentists, hygienists, and other oral care providers have a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and passing it to patients because “they are in close contact with their patients’ mouths, use spray-generating equipment that produces airborne particles, [and] are exposed to saliva, blood and body fluids,” WHO said.

“WHO advises that routine non-essential oral health care—such as check-ups, dental cleanings, and preventive care—be delayed until there has been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates,” the U.N. agency said.

Almost three-quarters of countries surveyed said that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted dental services—higher than for any other type of essential service,

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How much does a Dentist make in the United States? The average Dentist salary in the United States is $158,227 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $141,285 and $185,019. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 


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Our Issaquah dentists, Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Okino have focusing on patient-centered dental care for both adults and children for 18 years. Specializing in both periodontics and family dentistry, we combine exceptional patient care with the latest dental technologies.

Here at Issaquah Dental Care, we treat patients of all ages in a comfortable setting. When our dentists Issaquah see you, we always try to identify the cause of your health concern and explain the possible treatment options. This comprehensive approach sets patients of Issaquah Dental Care on the road to recovery and long term oral health.

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Straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health according to American Dental Association. With our Issaquah Invisalign certified dentist, Dr. Scott Okino, you can have a confident smile and reduce your risk for tooth

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