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Dentists Frustrated by Wait for Vaccine

January 18, 2021 – Dental professionals across the Commonwealth are frustrated by the wait for and lack of communication from the state about the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Not to be included with the frontline and health care workers it disappointing to not only myself but also many of the members," said MDS President Dr. MaryJane Hanlon.

"It's frustrating not having the communication from the state," said Dr. Frank Michitti. "It's also frustrating seeing neighboring states have their dentists vaccinated."

Dr. Kevin Coughlin said that delaying dental appointments could lead to detrimental health outcomes.

"There are people not receiving routine care and treatment, and there will be ramifications for that, not just in dental, but the overall health field," Dr. Coughlin said.

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