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Vaccine Allocation Framework Identifies Dentists as Essential

October 5, 2020
by ADA News


Dentists and dental hygienists are essential health care workers who should be afforded early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a vaccine distribution framework released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine during an Oct. 2 webinar.

“We are thrilled that the National Academies has affirmed what we’ve long known,” said ADA President Chad P. Gehani and ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin. “Dentistry is an essential health care service and dentists and their teams are essential health care workers.”

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