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ADA webinar on vaccines and dentists’ role on tap Jan. 27

Program will focus on dentists as primary care providers in regards to vaccinations     

With COVID-19 vaccinations on everyone’s minds, a free January ADA webinar will address why dentists should be considered primary care providers and how their background makes them well-trained for providing vaccines.

Vaccinations by Dentists: A New Role in Primary Care will stream Jan. 27 at noon Central time, with continuing education credit pending.

Participants will learn about the collaborative process for developing and passing vaccine legislation; the additional training recommended for dentists to include vaccinations as part of their scope of practice; and its implementation in the state of Oregon. In 2019, Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation allowing Oregon-licensed dentists to administer vaccines after completing Board-approved required training and following relevant rules to administer vaccinations safely.