While there is no evidence of increased risk of COVID-19 infection when being seen for dental treatment, interim guidance for reduction of any potential risk have been recommended for all oral health professionals. As a result, your dental experience will likely be different from what it was before the pandemic.
CDSBC's expectations for registrants during the pandemic are aligned with the guidance and requirements provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, the Provincial Infection Control Network and WorkSafeBC.
A public-friendly version of the interim guidance document for oral health care providers has been created to help patients understand what to expect when seeking dental care.
Guidance for Patients: What to expect when visiting a dental office during Phase 2 and 3 of BC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic >>
Office protocols are developed based on the best available evidence.
Standards and guidance have always been in place to make dental care safe.
In phases 2 and 3 of the B.C. government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our registrants (certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists) have the same obligation as always: to maintain the standards of practice of the profession. They must: