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May 3, 2022 News Dental CareNews

CDA Launches Virtual Conversation Series on Increasing Access to Dental Care for Canadians

by Canadian Dental Association

Last month, in Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the federal government outlined a financial commitment of $5.3 billion over the next five years to increase access to dental care for low-income families. The

April 26, 2022 News Dental CareNews

Ontario NDP Platform Includes Dental Care, Pharmacare, Paid Leave

by Benefits Canada

Ontario’s New Democratic Party’s election platform includes universal dental care, mental-health care and pharmacare. Following the agreement reached between the federal Liberals and NDP in late March, the provincial NDP will lead the way on the program, working with the federal

April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

P.E.I. Dental Association Says National Dental Plan Must Align with Provincial Program

by CBC

The Dental Association of Prince Edward Island says the federal budget promise to create a national dental program is good news for Islanders but hopes it won’t replace the provincial program currently in place. The federal Liberal government agreed to launch a new

March 24, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Quebec Premier Promises to Fight Ottawa Over Dental and Pharmacare Plans

by Canoe.com

A battle is brewing between the federal government and the provinces over control of health care. A deal reached Tuesday between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh infringes on provincial jurisdiction and doesn’t have a future,

March 23, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Liberals Agree to Launch Dental Care Program in Exchange for NDP Support

by CBC

The Liberals have agreed to launch a new dental care program for middle- and low-income Canadians and advance a number of other NDP priorities in exchange for New Democrats propping up the federal government until 2025. “We’ve agreed to work

October 1, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Late Launch of Dental Program ‘Failure of Government,’ Says Green Leader

by CBC

P.E.I. Opposition Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is calling out the provincial government for its failure to deliver a promised dental program for low-income Islanders. The program would provide services for Islanders that fall in the gap between being on social services

September 7, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Singh Renews Pledge of Federal Dental Care, Says Liberals Take Atlantic Canada for Granted

by CBC

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh today repeated a promise from the party’s 2019 campaign to implement a federal program that would subsidize the costs of dental care for Canadians who lack insurance. Singh made the pledge on the 21st day of the federal

August 30, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Trudeau Outlines Billions to Hire Family Doctors, Bring Down Health-Care Wait Times

by CTV News

The Canadian Medical Association estimates about five million Canadians don’t have a primary care physician, or family health-care team, which has spillover effects into other parts of the health-care system. Among those trickle-down effects is people going to emergency departments,

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

July 12, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Greens Concerned About Delay to Provincial Dental Care Program

by CBC

The delay in the new provincial dental care program is disappointing to seniors and low-income Islanders, says P.E.I. Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker. The program, first announced in a budget more than a year ago, was supposed to start on July

May 10, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Moving Ireland Dentists to Vaccination Programme Will Cause ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Children, Says IDA

by TheJournal.ie

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said that moving public sector dentists to the vaccination programme will cause “irreparable damage” to children and vulnerable adults. Speaking at the IDA’s AGM this morning, outgoing IDA President Dr Anne O’Neill said that

Affordable Dental Care
December 11, 2020 News BlogsDental BenefitsDental CarePractice management

Helping Patients Get Affordable Dental Care: Good for Them and Good for You

by Dr. Charles Sutera, DMD, FAGD

Let’s face it, dentistry is expensive. And if you think you can’t afford dental care, it can quickly become a self-fulfilling prophecy: the longer you hold off going to the dentist, the more expensive and out of reach it can

July 2, 2019 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareDentistryOral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Totally Simplified Colour Matching: Single Shade Direct Composite

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Placing tooth colored direct composite restorations is a clinical challenge for even the most experienced clinician. Aside from the technique sensitivities involved in adhesive bonding, determining a shade (whether single or layered) that predictably and precisely matches the natural tooth

July 19, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Patient Concern Over Dental X-Rays – Are They Safe?

by Catherine Saint Louis, The New York Times News Service

Question My new dentist gave me 22 X-rays yesterday (bite-wing and full mouth) plus a panoramic. He says he does this to all patients. This seemed ridiculously unnecessary and dangerous. Could you give me info on this? To view the

June 19, 2017 News BlogsDental CarePublic Relations - Patient Care

Providing Dental Care for Special Needs Patients

by Dr. Jonathan Everett, Kirkland Family Dentistry

As healthcare professionals, we all want to provide the best possible care for each and every patient we serve. With some patients, this is a walk in the park, but for others, it can be more difficult to give them

June 5, 2017 Feature Dental CareOral SurgeryTooth decay

Teeth Displaced: Teeth at the Time of Surgery

by Lachlan McLean BSc, DMD; Jeffery Soparlo BSc, DDS; and Jerrold Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract Inadvertent displacement of teeth or fragments of teeth beyond the tooth socket during extraction is an uncommon occurrence. In this paper, we present two cases of displacement of impacted third molars, one maxillary and one mandibular. We outline our

oral cancer
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Saving Lives… What’s in Your Toolkit?

by Jo-Anne Jones

April and Oral Cancer Awareness Month has just passed; a time when our attention once again turned to this insidious disease. Unfortunately due to over two-thirds of oral and oropharyngeal cancers being discovered in the later stages, only slightly more

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Insufficient Dental Care Funding Hits Another Major Country

by Bite Magazine

The unveiling and formal tabling of the Federal Budget tonight by the Turnbull Government has revealed that funding once again will be insufficient to meet the oral health needs of the Australian public. ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs and Deputy

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Ontario Government Pushed to Offer More Dental Care Access

by Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi. Delaying expansion of dental care

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Canadians Looking at Dental Care Coverage for All Youth

by Michael Gorman, CBC News

The New Democrats are looking to address a little unfinished business. NDP Leader Gary Burrill announced Monday that if his party wins the provincial election at the end of the month, the NDP will expand dental care coverage for young people