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Fewer Nova Scotians Using Children’s Dental Coverage as New Oral Health Strategy Work Begins

January 16, 2020
by Global News

As the province develops its first oral health strategy, new numbers show that fewer and fewer Nova Scotians are taking advantage of existing oral health services for children.

The Department of Health and Wellness expanded dental coverage for children 14 and under last year, but that program is being accessed three per cent less often than before, and the province has no data to explain the gap.

More residents could be billing their dental care to private insurance companies, said acting deputy minister Jeannine Lagassé, but there’s no way to verify that.

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