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ODHA – providing information and sharing helpful resources to assist members.

ODHA is working with the oral health regulators and associations, providing a voice for Ontario dental hygienists. Ultimately, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) provides the guidance, expectations and requirements for the profession.  Guidance is now posted on the CDHO website. ODHA will continue to assist members and provide new professional development opportunities to keep Ontario dental hygienists informed.

In addition to its guidance on returning to work, CDHO has also released guidance on the Inclusion of Tele-dental in Dental Hygiene Practices.  ODHA encourages dental hygienists to routinely check for updates to the CDHO COVID-19 page.

While the challenge of PPEs continues to be an issue for all healthcare providers and care settings, there is work being done by both government and private enterprise.  Two such examples are:

  1. Building homegrown manufacturing capacity vital in fight against COVID-19
  2. Hamilton based SteriRight launches N95 mobile mask sanitizing technology in response to COVID-19

Questions and Answers about COVID‑19
The Canadian Medical Association, along with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada has launched a website to answer your questions about COVID-19.

 


 

ODHA continues to participate in the Ministry of Health Emergency Operations Centre’s updates – these updates are now weekly. 

Resources:

 

Articles:

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Association Between Universal Masking in a Health Care System and SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Among Health Care Workers

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Comparative Analysis Shows Remdesivir Cuts Death Risk in Severe COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccines Test Safe & Effective by China & UK teams: the Lancet

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/covid-19-vaccines-test-safe-amp-effective-by-china-amp-uk-teams-the-lancet-858994369.html

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31604-4/fulltext

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31605-6/fulltext

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JAMA Livestream Video:  Coronavirus Update With CDC Director, Robert R. Redfield, MD

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Living hub of covid-19 knowledge hubs

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Placenta lacks major molecules used by SARS-CoV-2 virus to cause infection

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Rapid Decay of Antibodies:

Study: COVID-19 antibodies decay quickly after mild illness

Rapid Decay of Anti–SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Persons with Mild Covid-19

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Risk Factors for Intensive Care Unit Admission and In-hospital Mortality among Hospitalized Adults Identified through the U.S. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET)

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SARS-CoV-2 failure to infect or replicate in mosquitoes: an extreme challenge

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Trial data support dexamethasone, but not hydroxychloroquine, for COVID-19

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University of Toronto Tests Confirm First Mask That Deactivates Coronavirus and TRIOMED:  Active surgical and medical mask

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What Makes a Good Mask? Let’s Uncover the Facts

 

 

Fact sheets are available on Public Health Ontario’s website.