The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit reports a significant drop in adult emergency department oral-health related visits in 2018.
A Health Unit report indicates North Bay adults made 630 dental-related visits to the emergency department in 2018, down from 800 the previous year, resulting in a reduction of 170 dental-related visits.
This represents a 21.3 per cent decrease in the rate from 2017 to 2018 and about $87,210 in averted spending towards non-traumatic oral health-related emergency department visits.
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