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The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has strongly disagreed with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance to delay non-essential oral healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The advice is not applicable for Canada as it has largely contained widespread community transmissions and is only experiencing cluster-contained outbreaks, which allows for routine oral health care to be provided. 

Canadian dentistry has among the highest infection control standards in the world and has been proactive in applying similar considerations during the peak infection period earlier in the year to protect the public health. 

Read more about CDA’s response to WHO