Dear APC members.
This is a difficult time in our lives. The human and economic impact of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic is staggering. All of us are rightfully concerned for our families, our livelihood, our staff, and our patients. The events are unfolding so quickly that it is hard to predict where this crisis will take us as a society and how it will ultimately impact the dental profession. The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada (APC) is closely monitoring the situation and will update its members of new developments as they pertain to prosthodontics. This includes the ongoing situation with insurance carriers regarding Business interruption and Pandemic coverage clauses. We have assembled a series of COVID-19-related resources at the end of this email.
All provinces and territories of Canada have declared states of emergency, and dental treatment is largely limited to true dental emergencies as per instructions from the dental regulators. Although our ability to directly help our patients has significantly diminished with the state of emergency declaration, we can all play a role in helping our country to get through this crisis:
The times ahead will continue to be uncertain and will continue to test our resolve. We are confident that we will be able to get through this together. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to me, to members of the executive or to the leadership of the provincial prosthodontic organizations. The APC is committed to supporting its members during these trying times.
With warm regards,
David Chvartszaid, President
Association of Prosthodontists of Canada
Director, MSc Program in Prosthodontics, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Dentist-in-chief, Baycrest Hospital
Staff, Mount Sinai Hospital
Business interruption and Pandemic insurance
Emergency care recommendations
US and International organizations