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Manitoba’s Medical Providers Hope They Can Reopen, Safely and Slowly, in Coming Weeks

April 27, 2020
by CBC News

For the last month in Manitoba, dental care, like many other medical services, including optometry and physiotherapy, have been for emergencies only.

On Thursday, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, said changes in provincial COVID-19 rules will be brought in slowly as Manitoba models a reopening plan similar to the one unveiled in Saskatchewan this week.

Manitoba dentists are hoping a potential reintroduction of service would be slow and careful, starting with more serious needs like broken teeth or serious toothaches.

“There are certainly some emergent cases out there that are starting to backlog a little bit. And we’re certainly looking forward to trying to manage some of those people a little bit more in person rather than just with medication,” said Marc Mollot, president of the Manitoba Dental Association.

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