P.E.I. Dental Association Urges Caution with New Federal Dental Benefit

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Applications for the federal government’s new Canada Dental Benefit started being accepted last Thursday, but the head of the province’s dental association says he thinks many Island families won’t benefit from the new program.

Dr. Brian Barrett, executive director of the Dental Association of P.E.I., said that’s because the province has a comprehensive dental program for children.

“Anybody that is applying for this federal program should be aware that they will only cover for services that are not covered under the provincial plan, and there won’t be a whole lot of those,” he told Island Morning host Laura Chapin.

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