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B.C. Health Minister Proposes Allowing Dental Hygienists To Treat Patients Who Haven’t Seen Dentist In Previous Year

September 4, 2019
by Georgia Straight

Six million Canadians do not visit the dentist each year due to cost, according to federal NDP health critic Don Davies.

The NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway has insisted that access to medically necessary dental care should be a right in Canada.

“It’s time that we do the hard work to start exploring adding dental care to our universal public health-care system as well—and NDP MPs will fight for that,” Davies told supporters at his nomination meeting in January.

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