The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our daily lives continues to be a prominent and evolving topic. As a dental health care provider, it is vital to stay informed and up to date on the most current rules, regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of your patients, staff and practice.
This page includes a collection of resources and guidance documents to help dental health care providers navigate these unprecedented times. Sources for the resources include both Government and dental-specific sources as well as blog posts and CE presentations created by our own CE team. This page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.
The team at maxill has been working around the clock to secure inventory and extend our product lines to ensure you have the PPE and infection control products you require. maxill is committed to doing everything we can to provide you with the products, services and support you expect at the best prices the industry has to offer.
COVID-19 Blog Posts
Posted: March 05, 2023Categories: Dental Hygiene , COVID-19Our previous blog post discussed the Canadian dental labour shortage and identified some rationales as to why there is a labour shortage in dentistry. In the first post, we identified that Dentistry requires a high level of performance expectations from those working in the industry.Read more »
Posted: September 30, 2022Categories: COVID-19 , Office Life , Patient HealthAlthough we need more studies to assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and long-term use of teledentistry, the observed strengths, and upcoming opportunities indicate that teledentistry may fill a significant gap in oral health care delivery. But we also need to consider essential aspects of teledentistry when providing this service.Read more »
Posted: July 18, 2022Categories: IPAC Compliance , Infection Control , COVID-19 , Product
Identifying pathogens to ensure proper elimination has always been part of the infection prevention and control in dentistry. The SARS CoV-2 pandemic has shown how an emerging pathogen can surface and spread globally. Emerging pathogens are defined as a new microorganism or an existing microorganism that is changing patterns. In the hopeful forward movement out of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, the Monkeypox virus has made a come back from the late 1970’s where in the 1980’s it was believed to be irradicated with successful vaccinations 1. Monkeypox virus is a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus, and includes variola virus (smallpox virus), vaccinia virus, cowpox, and other poxviruses 2. The National Library of Medicine states “the last endemic case of smallpox occurred in 1977, total eradication was confirmed in 1980” 3. “Smallpox helped to shape history, and it made history by being the first disease to be controlled by immunization and the first to
Posted: May 20, 2022Categories: Personal Protection and Safety , Infection Control , Dental Hygiene , COVID-19
Knowing more information about choosing the right protective gown hopefully solves any dilemma about selection and usage. The required dental PPE lineup is full and highly influenced by the task. Remember to ‘pick the mask for the task’ and ‘go to town with the right gown!'
Posted: May 05, 2022Categories: IPAC Compliance , Infection Control , COVID-19 , Office Life , ProductAs oral health professionals, it's our responsibility to keep dental clinical contact surfaces clean and disinfected. At the same time, oral health professionals have a substantial investment in dental office equipment that they don't want to destroy with harsh chemicals. This is why it's important to look for cleaning and disinfecting products that meet or exceed IPAC standards and are also gentle enough to use on equipment. You can definitely have the best of both...Read more »
Posted: November 03, 2021Categories: Dental Hygiene , COVID-19
The pre-pandemic patients are getting scheduled, the office is ready with updated infection control policies, the dentist is anxious to return to business as usual. However, the roadblock to retaining or recruiting new dental team members remains exceptionally challenging. Dental offices are still struggling with a labor shortage of hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff. So, what is a dental office to do? What are some solutions to the current dental labor shortage roadblock?
- Guidance for Dental Settings
- Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Using Personal Protective Equipment
- Demonstration of Donning
- Summary for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE during Shortages
- Training: Basic Expectations for Safe Care