Massachusetts dentists left wondering when they’ll get the coronavirus vaccine

Alonzo Osche

The coronavirus vaccine rollout is pushing forward slowly but surely in Massachusetts, and dentists who treat open-mouthed, maskless patients every day are left wondering when their turn will come.

“If you think about what we do and how close we are to the mouth and the nose, yes, it is possible we should have been before others,” said Dr. MaryJane Hanlon, president of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dentists in Massachusetts are part of the first phase of coronavirus vaccine rollout, but fall after other groups such as first responders, long-term care residents and workers, shelters and prisons.

Just last week

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