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December 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Mandatory Vaccination Policies

by Mariana Bracic

Mandatory COVID vaccination policies implicate a complex intersection of laws including employment, human rights, occupational health and safety, privacy, personal health information, administrative and constitutional law. And this area of law is in near-constant flux as this article goes to

December 1, 2021 News News

Nunavut Implementing COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Many Health Workers

by CBC

Many health-care workers in Nunavut will be required to provide proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 10, 2022. John Main, Nunavut’s health minister, announced the move in a Nov. 30 media release. The new rule affects nurses, dental therapists,

November 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Mandatory COVID Vaccines for Private Practitioners are Coming, Says B.C. Health Officials

by Tyler Harper, Westerly News

The B.C. Ministry of Health says it is working on a plan that will require doctors and dentists who operate out of private practices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health care workers who don’t work at public facilities such

November 8, 2021 News News

Dental Practice Threatened After Advising Extra Charge for Unvaxxed

by NZ Herald

A Palmerston North dentist has been bombarded with threats – including to burn the practice down – after advising it wants all patients to be vaccinated, and will charge those that aren’t a fee for use of PPE. Vivian St

September 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Will Not Be Asking for Proof of Vaccination

by CTV News

An orthodontist in Timmins and past president of the Ontario Dental Association says dental care is considered health care, which means dentists will treat anyone in the province regardless of vaccination status. “We also recognize, you know, groups of people

September 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canadian Dental Association Calling for Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

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

September 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Fourth-Year Texas Dental Students Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by LaDawn Brock, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry

The federal government’s 2021 expansion of individuals qualified to deliver COVID-19 vaccines led Texas A&M University College of Dentistry to equip dental students to join the fight against the pandemic. “The idea started in January when dentists were still not authorized to

September 14, 2021 News News

ADEA Statement Calls for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Dental Schools, Programs

by The American Dental Education Association

In the face of surging infections by the delta variant, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is now calling on its member institutions and programs to require COVID-19 vaccinations for their faculty, staff, students and residents. The well-being of oral

August 31, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists and Vaccines: Some View Vaccination Status as a Deal Breaker

by Renata Di Gregorio, First Coast News

Some people are switching dentists over concerns about vaccination status. “If I were to ask my dentist or any medical provider whether they were vaccinated and they said ‘no’ I would immediately find a new provider,” said Christen Alexander. Alexander

July 20, 2021 News News

Who Do You Trust When it Comes to the COVID-19 Vaccine?

by Henry Schein

Vaccine incentives are less likely to convince Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine than a visit to their primary care physician, new research suggests. A recent survey of 2,005 respondents reveals that 88% who went to a primary care physician

May 28, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: 2nd Dose Vaccinations

by RCDSO

Earlier this month, the Province announced that high-risk health care workers are eligible to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a shortened interval. The list of high-risk health care workers can be found here. This list includes the

May 10, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Moving Ireland Dentists to Vaccination Programme Will Cause ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Children, Says IDA

by TheJournal.ie

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said that moving public sector dentists to the vaccination programme will cause “irreparable damage” to children and vulnerable adults. Speaking at the IDA’s AGM this morning, outgoing IDA President Dr Anne O’Neill said that

May 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Lobby to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by CBC

As Ottawa residents flood online registration sites and pharmacy phone lines to gain access to COVID-19 vaccinations, some local dentists are wondering why their offers to join the effort have been ignored. Dr. Neena Sidhu said it’s hard to watch hospitals be

May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

by Ljubica Durlovska BA, LLB, CDPM

With oral health care workers now being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines, mandatory vaccination is on everyone’s mind. The decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccination requires careful consideration and balancing of rights and responsibilities. You must keep these things in mind: Employer responsibilities  Under provincial health and safety

April 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein CEO Stanley M. Bergman Submits Letter to Congressional Subcommittee Supporting Expanded COVID Vaccine Distribution

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Letter to House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Encourages Biden-Harris Administration to Include Primary-Care Physicians in Vaccine Dissemination Process Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Stanley M. Bergman submitted a letter to the

April 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

N.L. Dentists Aren’t Vaccinated Yet, and They Aren’t Happy About It

by CBC

Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador are unvaccinated and unhappy about it, saying they’ve been making their case to the provincial government to be prioritized for immunization, but haven’t made any headway. Every day, dentists work inside people’s mouths, as aerosols

April 16, 2021 News BlogsDentistry

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

by Ljubica Durlovska, BA, LLB, CDPM

With vaccination rollouts now going strong and workers in the dental field being prioritized for vaccines, we are getting daily calls from dentists asking, “Should I make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for my staff?” My lawyer answer is, “it depends”. But

April 12, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: Take a Shot

by Dr. P. Markle, Toronto

It would seem that the roll-out of vaccine to combat COVID-19 in Ontario and indeed Canada is lagging behind other jurisdictions. Now that the vaccines are becoming more available, the next step is how to deliver them quickly and safely

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

More Healthcare Workers to Become Eligible for COVID Vaccines Monday

by Chat News Today

This coming week, more than 240,000 additional healthcare workers can book their appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. As the first step in Phase 2C of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, this includes nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare workers in patient care facilities

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Should COVID Vaccines Be Mandatory for Health-Care Workers?

by Diane Francis, Financial Post

Canada has a chronic shortage of vaccines, but we are also starting to see problems with vaccine hesitancy, which becomes particularly acute in health-care settings. Why are health-care workers who have refused to be vaccinated allowed to continue to work