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Calls For Better Dental Care Grow Ahead of Nunavut Election

October 22, 2021
by Thomas Rohner, Nunatsiaq News


Rankin Inlet’s new private dental clinic is calling on MLA candidates to commit to changing government policies that leave some children in the Kivalliq capital suffering for weeks or even months.

“It’s heartbreaking that children have to suffer so long,” a Facebook post from the Northern Smiles Dental Clinic said on October 7.

Since opening on June 15, staff at the clinic have seen “countless children in dental pain,” the post said.

Many of those kids need sedation, which requires a referral by the Government of Nunavut to a clinic in the south, said the post.

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