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If you are interested in speaking with a BCDA representative, please email Stuart Chase, Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, or call 604-736-7202, toll-free: 1-888-396-9888.

Statements & Releases





  • November 1, Letter to the Editor: Comox Valley Record

    BCDA responded publicly to a Letter to the Editor in the Oct. 27 Comox Valley Record, in which a patient criticized a local dental practice for not disclosing the vaccination status of their staff. BCDA provided a written response to the publication, which is now on the newspaper’s website. The letter emphasized the stringent infection control procedures, and additional COVID-19 protocols BC dental teams are employing. View the original letter.

  • October 15, Statement: Private Dental Offices Currently Excluded from PHO Order
    The BCDA supports the Provincial Health Officer’s order requiring all health professionals working within public health care settings, including dentists working in hospitals, long-term care facilities etc., to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 26, 2021.

    The order includes a notice that this will apply to health professionals and staff in private settings, including dentistry at some point in the future. Our position, as stated on September 24 is that all healthcare workers should be vaccinated to reduce the prevalence and harms of COVID-19 and bring an end to this pandemic.

    As oral health care professionals, it is our duty to protect the health of our patients and staff. While the dental profession’s established infection control measures are outstanding, it must do everything possible to reduce the severity of illness and bring the case count down, including being vaccinated against COVID-19.

    BCDA stands in strong support with the Provincial Health Officer, the Ministry of Health, and College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
  • September 24, Statement: Position on COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers, Including Oral Health Care Professionals
  • March 10, Statement: BCDA Pleased with Dental Professionals' Inclusion in Phase 2 Vaccine Roll-out

    The BCDA is pleased with the BC Government’s decision to include community-based dentists and their clinical staff teams in Phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out. While all vaccine delivery is dependent on vaccine supply and logistical planning in each health authority, dentists in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health authority regions have been invited to book vaccination appointments. Dentists have also been approved as vaccinators in the Provincial Health Officer’s February 23 Public Health Order.  

    BCDA has no position on which specific vaccine is used for dentists and their clinical teams, and appreciates the effort required by each health authority to deliver the vaccine roll-out as quickly as possible. 

    Dentists safely administer injections several times a day as a regular part of their practice and can competently support the government's immunization effort. Our members are pleased to contribute to this critical community service that will benefit all British Columbians.