Dentists From Northeastern Ontario Join Larger Protest in Queen’s Park

Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association will be at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need.

Dr. LouAnn Visconti is a dentist from Timmins who is making the trip. She says many people resort to the emergency room for dental related problems.

“Unfortunately, these settings are just not prepared to deal with dental issues,” she said.

“Only a dentist can diagnose and treat dental disease. So this is costing the taxpayers over $38-million a year.”

She says dental issues can result in patients getting pain killers and antibiotics but no long term solution.

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