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Dealing with COVID-19 in the Dental Department of the Montreal Jewish Hospital

With the widespread cancellation of elective dental procedures, many busy dentists now find themselves, for once, with some extra time on their hands. Not so for those providing the much needed emergency care all over Canada.

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, talks to Dr. Mel Schwartz, Dental Director at the Jewish Dental Hospital, Montreal, and President of the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists, about the realities of front-line emergency dental care during a global pandemic.

In this thorough and insightful interview, Dr. Schwartz takes us from triage to treatment and beyond, outlining how all dentists in the community must be part of the effort to provide an emergency service in what is an extraordinarily difficult time.

  • What role does the hospital dental department play in this time of crisis?
  • What constitutes an emergency?
  • What if a patient presents as Covid positive?
  • How can community-based dentists play their part in the emergency care process?

We hope you you find the conversation helpful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.

Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

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