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Low-Income Seniors Hopeful as Free Dental Care Program Rolls Out in Niagara

February 9, 2020
by Thorold News


A dentist appointment can be a less than pleasant note in the calendar, but Maria Grisonich can’t wait to take a seat in the chair and open wide.

At 87, widowed and with a past working on a fruit farm, her slim retirement cheque has not allowed for regular dentists visits in later years, taking a toll on her oral health and wellbeing.

“I always had good teeth, but now I have dentures and problems I need taken care of, but it has just been too expensive”, she says.

But she is not alone.

The Ontario government estimate two-thirds of low-income seniors do not have access to dental insurance.

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