People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help protect themselves and others and stop the pandemic, according to the CDC.
"What does this mean for dental settings regarding all the protocols that have been put in place since dentists have returned to work? This is not the time to relax any rules — at least not yet," said Duc "Duke" Ho, D.D.S., chair of the American Dental Association Council on Dental Practice.
The risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from a vaccinated person to others is still uncertain, but vaccination has been demonstrated to prevent symptomatic COVID-19. Symptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission is thought to have a greater role in transmission than purely asymptomatic transmission, according to the CDC.