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Dalhousie University Dental Student Pushes for Universal Dental Care Program

March 21, 2019
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 leaves approximately 6 million people a year who cannot afford to see a dentist, the result often being chronic dental pain which can make a person’s life miserable, according to Doucet.

He begins practicing in June, adding the mouth plays a key role in our overall health.

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