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June 16, 2019 News News

NDP’s 2019 Election Platform Promises Mental, Dental, Hearing Coverage For All

by David Thurton, CBC News

The NDP will be the first Canadian federal party to unveil an election platform that promises to drastically expand Canada’s health care system to include, not just pharmacare, but mental, dental, eye and hearing coverage for all citizens. NDP Leader

May 18, 2019 News News

Canadians Support Publicly Funded Dental Care for Those Without Insurance

by Jeff Semple, Global News

Around 86 per cent of Canadians would support providing publicly funded dental care to those without insurance coverage, according to an opinion poll conducted by Ipsos for Global News. Around one-third of Canadians are currently not covered by any dental

March 21, 2019 News News

Dalhousie University Dental Student Pushes for Universal Dental Care Program

by Matt Brand, Halifax Today

We know about universal health care, we’ve heard about rumblings of a national pharmacare program, but what about dental care? Fourth year Dalhousie University dental student Brandon Doucet says we need universal dental care here in Canada. Canada’s current system

August 27, 2018 News News

Quebec Election: Liberals Pledge Free Dental Care for Teens, Seniors

by René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard has promised to extend free dental care to children 16 and younger and to low-revenue seniors, continuing the party’s campaign theme of easing the lives of families now that provincial coffers are flush. He made the

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

May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Dental Tourism: Caveat Emptor

by Dr. Joel Fransen

Many of our patients are attracted to the allure of cheaper dental treatment abroad. Tooth #36 in the accompanying radiograph (Fig. 1) and photo (Fig. 2) is an example of such a case. Unfortunately in this case, almost every possible

January 30, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian City 500 Kilometers from Closest Dental Facility

by Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News

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