Nanoose Bay Dental Centre donated masks and gloves to frontline workers at the Oceanside Health Centre. (Nannies Bay Dental photo)

COVID-19: Island dental clinic donates gloves, masks to health centre

Idled Nanoose Bay clinic staff lends helping hand to frontline care workers

Like all dentists’ offices across the Island, the Nanoose Bay Dental Centre has had to curtail services due to concerns related the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the centre has still managed to find a way to lend a helping hand to support frontline health care workers.

To help ensure worker safety, the NBDC has donated 1,000 gloves and 300 Level Three surgical masks to the Oceanside Health Centre in Parksville.

READ MORE: BC dentists to suspend all elective, non-essential dental work due to COVID-19

Operations manager Sonya Bergeron said it’s a small gesture compared to the work the health centre’s staff are doing to help deal with COVID-19.

“We can only deal with emergencies at this point, so there’s no point in us holding on to our stock when it could be used,” said Bergeron. “There’s a need for it. We’re care professionals as well and we want to help others that are helping others in our community.”

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