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COVID-19 Update

Ontario today announced new “emergency brake” measures. All 34 Public Health Units will move into province-wide shutdown for a period of at least four weeks starting April 3rd. Read the government’s news release here.

The College’s COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks during In-Person Dental Care remains in effect.  There are no new restrictions on dentists. If you need further information, contact  practiceadvisory@rcdso.org.

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The RCDSO has also been informed of incidents at COVID-19 vaccination clinics. We have been told that people identifying themselves as dentists have arrived at a clinic and demanded a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. There have been reports of abusive behaviour.

We are aware that these incidents involve a small minority of the profession but it reflects poorly on the profession as a whole. Dentists who have engaged in this conduct are reminded: any such behaviour could be regarded as disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional or unethical conduct and result in significant disciplinary action.