Dentistry in the Time of COVID-19: a webcast with McGill experts

How can dental professionals deal and recover from the effects of COVID-19? Beyond the immediate consequences, what infection control measures will be necessary in the future for dental professionals to master? Most dental practices are required to shutter during this period of physical distancing, and many lack the protective equipment necessary to deal with emergency cases. Where do we go from here?

Join us as of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 8 for a special webcast hosted by the Faculty of Dentistry as three of McGill’s leading experts in oral medicine and infection control management tackle your most pressing questions about the dental profession during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what you need to know in this timely online discussion and have your questions answered.

Featuring:
Dr. Michel El-Hakim, Assistant Professor and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. Bassel Kano, Associate Professor and Director of Endodontics in the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry.
Wendy Somerville, MSc, Infection Control Specialist in the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry.

1 CE Credit offered by the ODQ!
Note that exceptionally, for this course only, the ODQ will accord 1 CE credit even though no attestation will be provided. Listen in, obtain the code that will be given at the end of the course and enter this information into your ODQ account once it is available later this month in order to obtain your credit.

Resources and links referenced during this webcast:

DISINFECTANTS
List of commercially acceptable disinfectants – Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html#tbl1
List of commercially acceptable disinfectants – USA: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

CLEANING WAITING ROOMS
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/cleaning-disinfecting-public-spaces.html

PPE USE
Donning/doffing: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/nouvelles/covid-19-procedure-d-habillage-deshabillage-en-milieu-soin
N95 respirator limited reuse or extended use: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/publications/2918-reutilisation-respirateurs-n95-covid19 https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
How to enter negative pressure rooms (MUHC Dept. of Dentistry) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb8aw-0JhAIEO24K2dLm-Kg/videos
Decisional Tree (ODQ) http://www.odq.qc.ca/Portals/5/fichiers_publication/DossierSante/Coronavirus/Arbre%20d%C3%A9cisionnel%20Modifications_260320_VfinaleENGrev.pdf

HAND WASHING
https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/publications/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/covid-19-handwashing/covid-19-handwashing-eng.pdf

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