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The Impact of Covid-19 on Dental Departments in Toronto-Area Hospitals

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on elective procedures, hospital dental departments remain an essential service. Many hospital patients, such as those facing treatment for cancer, still need dental care. Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, talks to Dr. Michael Glogauer, Chief of Dentistry at University Health Network, Toronto, about the impact of COVID-19 on hospital dental departments.

Dr. Glogauer walks through his experience in managing patients during the pandemic crisis and explains that for some patients, elective procedures are still essential. He expresses his concern that current restrictions may ultimately hamper quality of care, and looks forward to the opportunity the pandemic has provided to rethink dental practice and bring about positive change in an evidence-based, level-headed manner.

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  1. Sandra A April 28, 2020

    Quality care is being hampered period not just at dental hospitals. To close our doors on clients with serious dental needs and treat dental clients over the phone is an injustice and goes against all that has ever been taught. Disgusting end of story!

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