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Vaccine Update

As announced on January 13, 2021, the MDS is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to help with the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out to dental professionals. Effective January 21, all patient-facing dental personnel are eligible for the vaccine as part of Phase 1.

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BORID Courses at Yankee

Fulfill your BORID and statutory required courses at Yankee Virtual 2021! Yankee Virtual will offer both Virtual Live programs at designated times that count toward your BORID required Live Credits, as well as pre-recorded sessions that are considered self-study credits and can be done at your convenience.

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Vaccine Information

Governor Charlie Baker announced on December 9, 2020, that Massachusetts should receive approximately 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in December and 2 million doses by the end of March 2021, with additional doses arriving in June and beyond. The MDS has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions from members about the COVID-19 vaccine and is providing answers to as many as possible.

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Dental Hygienist License

The expiration date of all professional licenses, including dental hygienist licenses, set to expire during the Massachusetts state of emergency has been extended to June 30, 2021.

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COVID-19 Travel Questions

To help MDS members and their staff better understand the COVID-19 precautions to take when traveling during the pandemic, the MDS and MDS Member Savings Partner HR2Fit have produced a resource to answer questions regarding testing, quarantining, and other issues.

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Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

The CDC provides that if a dental patient or staff member develops COVID-19, you should notify all patients who were treated within 48 hours after the person was in the office. Additional guidance from the CDC provides what to do if it has been less than or more than seven days since the reported diagnosis.
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