Mental Health Impact on Students

Mental Health Impact on Students

The continuing spread of Covid-19 has presented many challenges for students and Universities worldwide.

Starting college or returning to classes can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic.

While the world continues to battle Covid-19, professionals are monitoring a growing crisis among young adults struggling with mental health problems, including suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression related to the pandemic.

The most common ways that COVID-19 has impacted a student’s life:

Resource: Active Minds.

According to students that participated in the Active Minds Survey, the most important things for their college committee to be thinking about in the short, and long term, for student mental health during and after the pandemic include:

  • Increased academic support
  • Increased investment in counselling
  • Having empathy, compassion, and communicating an understanding of what the world is experiencing
  • Applying safety measures to help to keep students and employees healthy and safe

Facing a BIG CHANGE

Students life and college experience might be different in 2021 to previous years due the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

However, staff are working hard to ensure that all students can begin and continue their studies without too much further disruption.

Students wearing masks while attending class at university.

Tips for students returning.

  • Ensure that you know where and how to access the academic supports provided at your college.
  • Find out what the institution is doing to make things as safe as possible.
  • Remind yourself that the current situation will not last forever and that any negative feelings should pass. 
  • Re-establish a routine.

No one knows exactly what the future will be like, but it is important to remember that these changes will not be forever.

Mind Your Mind.

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Real-Time Data Is a Game Changer

Real-Time Data Is a Game Changer

Modern dentistry is demanding. Nowadays, owning a profitable dental organisation requires you to be more than a dentist.

To be successful, you need to run your organisation efficiently.

Implementing the right tools is the first step in optimizing operations and patient care. Number one on the list of tools should be a good Dental Management System, next to a dental dashboard.

One of the best things about using a dashboard is the fact that you can see cause and effect!

Not only visualize it but MEASURE it!

Salud Dashboards provide an easy to read visual display of key data, in real time. No more “running” reports.

Real-time data at your fingertips enables organisation wide monitoring and trend analysis for resource and patient care optimisation.

What is a dental dashboard?

A dental dashboard is a data visualisation tool that displays your business metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in real time.

Salud Dashboards provide accurate real-time data to help you make decisions and changes that positively impact your company’s performance.

All data recorded in Salud can be easily extracted for further analysis. Data access can be limited to user groups and these user groups are controlled by permissions within Salud.

When it comes to business management, nothing beats real-time performance checks, balances and up-to-date progress evaluations. This is one more reason to forget spreadsheets and static reports which epically fail to meet these essential criteria.

Benefits of using Salud Dashboards

  • Increase clinic efficiency with real-time data
  • Save time with insightful and actionable data readily available
  • Improve employee motivation with immediate performance feedback
  • Improve patient care with more time focused on dentistry
  • Track trends for epidemiology studies

Our intuitive and easy-to-use dental software helps you to concentrate on patient care while Salud takes care of the rest.

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level with us?

We are constantly adding new functionality to our offering and we would love your feedback. Get in touch to have a chat and a demo of our latest developments.

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The impact of coronavirus on Dental Practitioners

The impact of coronavirus on Dental Practitioners

How to protect yourself and your patients?

The impact of coronavirus on Dental Practitioners: how to protect yourself and your patients?

The new strain of coronavirus which originated in China last December continues to cause chaos worldwide. As dental practitioners, it is important that your organisation remains vigilant to protect patients and dental practitioners.

What measures can dental practitioners take to prevent cross infection?

How does the coronavirus spread?

Investigations are ongoing as to how 2019-nCoV spreads. However, it is presently thought to be passed on when an infected person coughs or sneezes via respiratory droplets, which end up in the lungs of people in the vicinity, like how the flu spreads. Investigations into whether infection can occur from contact with an object, such as touching something that is infected and then touching your mouth or nose, are continuing.

What can dental practitioners do to prevent cross infection?

First, revise risk assessment procedures with the entire practice team. The first step to limiting infection in the practice is to try to prevent it from entering in the first place. In the case that a patient presents with symptoms, on arrival the patient should be requested to reschedule their appointment.

As practitioners, there are measures that you can take and can advise your patients to follow to protect against the coronavirus, as well as flu. Here are some points to remember:

Wash your hands: Wash hands for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based rub, especially before eating or after coughing or sneezing.

Keep your distance: As stated, viruses spread via respiratory droplets, so maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from people who have a cough or fever.

Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth: Your hands touch many objects, and you could end up transferring the virus to yourself.

Seek medical care: Get help early if you are symptomatic and tell your medical practitioner if you have been in contact with anyone who has traveled to China.

Stay home: If you experience symptoms, stay home and rest until you are fully recovered. Do not come to work and infect your colleagues.

Disinfect surfaces: Clean objects and surfaces thoroughly that are frequently touched by people in the workplace. First, the surface must be cleaned, and then a second wipe is used to disinfect.

Do not be afraid to question patients before they enter the practice. It is, after all, a public health issue.

Vigilance, not panic, is the key to keeping viruses at bay.

References

How 2019-nCoV spreads. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. February 5, 2020. Accessed February 10, 2020.

How flu spreads. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention website. August 27, 2018. Accessed February 10, 2020.

The impact of coronavirus on dental practitioners: Protecting your patient, practice and public. 13/02/2020. Accessed February 14, 2020

Beat flu in dental practice. National Health Service Whales website. September 24, 2018. Accessed February 10, 2020.

Oral Health Directly Reflects on Overall Health

Oral Health Directly Reflects on Overall Health

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth and gums clean and healthy. It is the best way to prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontists, as well as avoiding halitosis. The preventive care should be daily to avoid several problems with your oral health and well-being.



Oral hygiene and periodic consultations with your dentist are very important throughout your lifetime. Regardless of age, it is possible to have healthy teeth and gums if you brush your teeth at least three times a day, using adequate toothpaste. Don’t forget to floss at least once a day, and is important to visit your dentist for check-ups.

Regardless of age, it is possible to have healthy teeth and gums


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), oral health comprises a state in which the person is free from pain, discomfort and changes in the mouth and face. This includes conditions of oral or throat cancer, infections and mouth ulcers, diseases and any disorders that may affect the quality of life, preventing the patient from eating, smiling, speaking or feeling socially comfortable.


Oral health directly reflects on overall health. It is through the mouth that the digestive process begins, as teeth are important for chewing food, the articulation of words and aesthetics.

Remember, early detection and treatment of problems with your gums, teeth and mouth can help ensure a lifetime of good oral health.

Oral hygiene advice:

From the earliest months of life, proper oral hygiene should be practised.

For babies, soak gauze in filtered water and gently wipe the baby’s gums at least once a day, preferably at dusk, before the baby sleeps. After 6 months, an appropriate finger brush for the baby’s oral hygiene should replace the gauze. When the baby is 1 1/2 years old, parents should begin using a child’s toothbrush as well as using an age-appropriate, usually fluoride-free, toothpaste.

All these procedures should be part of the child’s routine early on, so that in the future, they see tooth brushing as normal routine.

  • In addition to daily brushing and flossing, consider using mouthwash containing fluoride to promote oral health.
  • Resist the temptation to use toothpicks or other objects that could injure your gums and let in bacteria.
  • If you smoke, try to quit. Using tobacco increases your risk of many diseases, including gum disease and tooth loss
  • Visit your dentist regularly – at least every 6 months to maintain good oral health.

Original text by:
Dr. Amanda Martins – CRO: 107.190 – Brazil / São Paulo
Instagram: dra.amanda.martins
Facebook: amandamartinsodontologia

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Simplify Insurance Claim Submissions

Simplify Insurance Claim Submissions

Salud takes the hassle out of dental insurance claims.

With just a few actions, you can electronically transmit insurance claims and activate the reimbursement process, saving weeks compared to manual claiming.

E-claims provide a smarter, more efficient, paperless claiming solution that accelerates the healthcare revenue cycle and allows more time focused on the patient.

Why use E-claims in your dental organisation?

Insurance claims can be carried out digitally within Salud, eliminating the overheads that come with handling large quantities of paper forms.

With advanced electronic capabilities at your fingertips, Salud offers your organisation a modern solution that streamlines your processes and enhances organisational efficiency.

Salud validates each claim and identifies irregularities before they are sent. This reduces the number of rejected claims that need to be updated and resubmitted.

Salud e-claim

Simplify the process with Salud, reducing paperwork and time spent administrating insurance claims.

Benefits of Salud E-claims

  • Immediate claim submission
  • Bulk claim submission
  • Paperless claiming
  • Fewer rejected claims
  • Claim status tracking
  • Time savings
  • Cost savings

Salud manages an unlimited number of insurance policies, and partners with clearing houses and health agencies to process your claims in the most efficient manner for all parties. Salud has comprehensive and flexible billing functionally that ensures accuracy.

Curious to see how E-claims and other Salud features work? Request a free demo with us today.