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Changes to Nova Scotia Kids Dental Program Could Be Ready for Early 2019

November 22, 2018
by Michael Gorman, CBC News

Changes are expected to Nova Scotia’s oral health program for children by the end of January.

Health Minister Randy Delorey said Wednesday proposed regulatory changes, reached following talks between his department and officials with the Nova Scotia Dental Association, will go to cabinet for approval before the end of 2018.

Delorey wouldn’t detail the changes, but said in an interview any concerns they will result in reduced coverage are unfounded.

“The changes that are coming forward are positive, incremental improvements to the program,” he said.

Dentists in the province have called for changes to the program, which provides basic dental care for kids up to 14, for some time.

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