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Dental Crisis Facing Area First Nations, Says Sioux Lookout Health Authority

June 28, 2021
by CBC


The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority in northwestern Ontario is calling on the federal government to address what it says is a dental crisis in its communities.

Lack of access to care during the pandemic is resulting in serious consequences, said Janet Gordon, chief operating officer for the authority. The health authority said there has already been one preventable death, that it says stemmed from dental infections leading to sepsis and complications.

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