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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, HHS has authorized dentists and other healthcare professionals to vaccinate patients nationwide — thanks in part to advocacy efforts by the ADA and other healthcare organizations. Below you’ll find the latest updates, resources and guidance for dentists practicing in the pandemic.

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Patient Vaccine Resources

Get fact sheets, FAQ, office signs and more to help educate your patients about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Last updated: May 5, 2021

NEW Digital Event | Wednesday, May 19, at Noon CT: Going with the (Work) Flow: Moving from Vaccination Inaction to Action with Health Literacy. Register today.


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Dentists, dental students among providers now authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccine nationwide

One Year of COVID-19 and Dentistry: Explore the interactive timeline.

Member Toolkit: Talking with Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines (PDF)

COVID-19 Vaccine Training and Education (PDF)

COVID-19 Vaccination Employee Dentist FAQs (PDF)

COVID-19 Vaccination Employer FAQs (PDF)


Update | UPDATED COVID-19 Vaccination Key Facts (PDF)


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