Do patients need to wear a mask?
The Answer is yes.
As indicated in the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia’s document titled “COVID – 19 Reopening Plan for Dental Clinics Phase 3 – Comprehensive Care” and as approved by the Chief Medical Officer of Nova Scotia, patients must wear a non-medical mask to their appointment or be provided with a mask (non-medical or surgical) when they arrive. Nova Scotia Public Health states, “You should wear a non-medical mask… if you’re going out to access medical care or other essential health services.”
Patients wearing a non-medical mask will need to take it off prior to starting their treatment and be asked to put the mask back on when treatment is completed.