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May 26, 2019 News News

Lack of Dental Care Growing Problem For Those in Poverty

by Victoria Walton, HalifaxToday.ca

Nova Scotians on income assistance only receive dental care in the case of an emergency. “What the dental policy covers for people on income assistance is treatment for relief of pain, control of prolonged bleeding, and swollen tissues,” says Brandon

May 8, 2019 News News

It’s Time to Expand Public Dental Care in Quebec, Health Clinic Says

by Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette

A Point St. Charles community health clinic that played a key role in persuading the provincial government to end so-called medical accessory fees is now calling on Quebec to expand public dental care in the province. The non-profit clinic, which serves 14,000

January 30, 2019 News News

Ontario Dental Association Asking Province to Invest in Public Dental Programs

by Phi Doan, Kitchener Today

Going to the dentist can be very expensive if you don’t have a dental plan, which is why the Ontario Dental Association is asking the Ford government to invest in public dental programs. Dr. David Stevenson is the President of

October 22, 2018 News News

Student-Run Clinic in Saskatoon Breaking Barriers for Those Needing Dental Care

by David Giles, Global News

People in Saskatoon facing financial barriers to dental care now have a new option. Four students nearing completion of their four-year dentistry program at the University of Saskatchewan are opening Direct Dental. “We want to be able to address any barriers patients

August 2, 2018 News News

ADA Foundation Aims to Improve Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs

by ADA Foundation

This August, the ADA Foundation is rallying the dental community to raise at least $125,000 to improve access to oral health care for people with special needs. Funds raised during the ADA Foundation Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar

July 30, 2018 News News

Health Minister Forces Quebec’s Dental Surgeons to Remain in Public Plan

by CTV Montreal

The Quebec government will force dentists to stay in the public system after they threatened to leave and not provide free services to children under 10 and those who receive social assistance. This comes after a day of dueling between