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Dartmouth Man ‘Feels Punished’, Denied Provincial Dental Benefits for Working Full-Time

November 6, 2018
by Jeremy Keefe, Global News

After eight years of oral infections, abscesses and unbearable pain, Greg Madore was moments from undergoing a dental procedure that would change his life, before finding out his nightmare was far from over.

“I was in the waiting room getting all the stuff done and the woman came and asked me, ‘Who do you have coverage with?’” Madore said. “I explained to them that I don’t have coverage. I’m just a single dad working through a temp agency.”

Madore falls in the middle of an unfortunate situation.

He works full-time and in doing so is ineligible for social assistance, though he’s without medical and dental coverage through his employer.

He was under the impression that the surgery to remove his teeth and replace them with dentures would be covered by the Department of Community Services.

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