July 18, 2016
by Shawn Logan, Calgary Herald
Stung by Canada’s highest dental fees, a growing number of Albertans are flocking to B.C. for everything from routine checkups to root canals.
Dentists in the southeastern B.C. communities of Golden and Invermere told Postmedia they’ve seen an influx of inquiries and visits by Albertans looking for dental deals across the border, even as the province continues a review into the high cost of dental fees launched last summer by the NDP government.
Dr. Jeff Dolinsky owns Golden Dental Centre, a mere 264 km from Calgary in the gateway to B.C., and he has watched the number of Alberta clients climb dramatically, coinciding with the province’s economic swoon.
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