Great news! The Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association has successfully partnered with the Ontario government to provide ALL Ontario dental hygienists in independent practice access to FREE N95 masks. This initiative is only available through ODHA and is open to ALL independent dental hygienists.
To access this program, dental hygienists in independent practice must call ODHA to confirm eligibility; call 1.800.315.6342.
This government initiative is to provide regulated oral health professionals with 3M™ Aura™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask, 1870+ free of charge. This commitment is currently until March 2022, but may be extended.
Dental hygienists working in a dental practice have access to free N95 masks through orders made by their employer through the Ontario Dental Association.
- All products and shipping costs are paid for by the Ontario government.
- To protect the supply, a limited number of masks can be ordered by each practice location during the initial roll out.
Free N95 masks and antigen rapid test kits
The free N95 mask program for independent dental hygienists was received with an overwhelmingly positive response. To access this program, dental hygienists in independent practice must call ODHA to confirm eligibility; call 1.800.315.6342.
Dental hygienists working in a dental practice have access to free N95 masks through orders made by their employer through the Ontario Dental Association (ODA).
Dentist employers who are members of the ODA can order free N95 masks and antigen rapid tests here. It is our understanding access for non-ODA member dentists will be launched in the near future. Non-ODA member dentists should keep an eye out for a communication.
The Ontario Government is also providing Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests free of charge. Antigen rapid test supply is for employee-use – not for client-use, and can be picked up at any local Chamber of Commerce.
ODHA thanks the Ontario government for working with the provincial oral health associations and partners to provide this program to regulated oral health professionals in Ontario.
ODHA also appreciates the collaboration with Ontario Dental Association on this initiative.