Hawkesbury hospital opens dental clinic for low-income kids

From Ari Altstedter – The Ottawa Citizen – June 13, 2011

OTTAWA — Heart disease, arthritis, kidney failure: A growing body of research suggests that poor dental health is linked to all of these problems. So, in the face of 

Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada

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ballooning health care costs, Ontario‘s government has been rolling out a program to deal with them for the cost of a cleaning rather than the cost of a coronary bypass. The program has come to Hawkesbury with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s opening a dental clinic that will provide free dental services to children from low-income families.

According to Dr. Paul Roumeliotis of the health unit, families living on tight budgets often go without the services of dentists.

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