September 22, 2021
by Canadian Dental Association
The Canadian Dental Association (CDA), the national voice for dentists across Canada, is calling on the immediate action of the provincial and territorial governments to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers, including oral health care professionals. Oral health care professionals include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental therapists, and all other dental office workers such as office managers, reception staff, and those working in acute and long-term care settings.
Oral health care professionals work on the front lines with the Canadian public, directly providing them with urgent, emergent, and routine oral health care each day, helping to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Representing approximately 21,000 dentists, the CDA is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the need for hospitalizations, and to further strengthen Canada’s pandemic management efforts to combat new, highly transmissible variants of the virus.