Dental hygienists have questions about why some jurisdictions have stronger protections for a return to work than will be in place here in B.C.
Other provinces require N95 masks for all procedures, and the absence of such a requirement in B.C. is worrying to members of the BC Dental Hygienists Association.
“The big concern here is around what’s going on with PPE,” explains Executive Director Andrea Burton. “They’re feeling a little bit like guinea pigs. Why is it so different here? Should it not be standard across the world? If every dental service in the world has got a certain standard: Why is B.C. less?”
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