Vaccination and the Dental Assistant’s Role

October 29, 2019

Vaccines protect individuals and communities by preventing the spread of disease. We encourage patients to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations with their family physician or a qualified immunization provider. Dental assistants are not authorized to provide any vaccine information, opinions or advice.

All dental assistants should be adequately immunized in accordance with the Alberta Dental Association and College’s Infection Prevention and Control Standards to reduce both the number of healthcare professionals susceptible to infectious diseases and the potential for disease transmission to patients and other healthcare professionals.

Current date: December 5, 2019

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