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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

March 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Furthers Its Commitment to Accelerating Vaccine Equity by Partnering With the Black Coalition Against COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Partnership Reinforces Henry Schein’s Efforts in Addressing the Need to Include Primary-Care Physicians in the Vaccine Dissemination Process Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today its partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 (BCAC) in support of the BCAC’s recent

March 16, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

COVID-19 Vaccination for Ontario Dental Hygienists


Ontario has started to roll out its three-phased vaccine distribution implementation plan. Health care professionals have been included in Phase 1 of this plan. For general information, you can view the Ministry of Health webpage Getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario or review their guidance

March 4, 2021 News News

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Now Open for GTA Dentists

by 680 NEWS

Dentists in the GTA are preparing to roll up their sleeves. The Ontario Dental Association tells 680 NEWS registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now open to dentists in Halton, Durham and Hamilton. York and Peel regions already have some clinics

February 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Nova Scotia Updates its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, Including Dentists and Dental Hygienists

by Global News

Nova Scotia says it’s still on track with its coronavirus vaccination rollout as it releases an updated plan on Wednesday. The province has administered around 16,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 3,500 Nova Scotians have received their second dose to

February 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Administering Vaccines Gaining Acceptance in States

by ADA

The ADA and state dental societies are advocating giving dentists the ability to be an integral part of stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with at least 20 states allowing dentists to administer the vaccine. “As part of its

February 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Saskatchewan Dentists Eagerly Await Vaccinations Despite Delivery Delays

by CBC

Recent delays in vaccine shipments to Canada from European suppliers means dentists, hygienists and office staff will likely be waiting until at least May to get their shots, according to Doug Brothwell, dean of dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan.

December 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

TempStars Founder Advocates for Canada’s Dental Professionals Being Among First to Get COVID Vaccine, Then Administer it

by TempStars, WFMJ

The founder of TempStars, Canada’s largest and most respected dental temping and hiring service, suggested today that Canada’s dental professionals, both the dentists and qualified hygienists in some provinces, should be considered part of the health care team leading the country’s

May 11, 2017 News DentistryDiseaseNews

Beware: Dental Professionals at Risk of Preventable Diseases

by Contagion Live

In a recent review article published in the journal Dental Clinics of North America, Leslie R. Halpern, DDS, MD, PhD, MPH, from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, highlights vaccine-preventable diseases that pose a high risk in the dental healthcare setting.