Dawson City is without community dental services — and without a dental facility — and some residents are now calling on the government for help.
“A lot of people are upset,” said Dawson City resident Angela Rear.
“I do have a friend who has a very bad situation with his mouth right now.”
Rear herself has made the trip to Whitehorse — about 500 kilometres away — about half a dozen times in the last year to see a dentist. It’s one reason she was quick to add her name to a petition directed at Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost.
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There’s a program trying to help remote Northern regions: Canadian Program Promotes Oral Health in Remote Northern Areas