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Syrian Refugees Receive Free Dental Care


July 19, 2016
by CTV Ottawa

Many Syrian Refugees arriving in Canada are in urgent need of basic healthcare like dental work. They suffer from gum infection, tooth decay, and rotten or discoloured teeth.

On Friday, Algonquin College opened their clinic to Syrian Refugees to offer free dental services. Khaled Gonaym said it was his first visit to the dentist since coming to Canada from Syria in February.

Speaking through a translator, Gonaym said it was the only time he had experienced the tools used at dental clinics in Canada. He called the feeling ‘unusual’. Gonaym is one of roughly 100 Syrian Refugees scheduled to attend the free clinic throughout July and August.

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