A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi.
Delaying expansion of dental care to 2025 is impacting quality of life and costing the government more in hospital emergency visits, according to the Northumberland Oral Health Coalition.
The Coalition is asking financial support be provided within two years by the provincial government.
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NDP leaders are also suggesting dental care access for everyone under 18 – read more here.