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Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

September 17, 2018
by Kimberley Molina, CBC News


An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care.

Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access regular dental care.

“Dentistry’s gotten quite expensive,” said Dr. Mark McCullough, owner and dentist of Connexion Dental Care Group on Montreal Road in Vanier.

“We see that there’s a lot of people that just can’t afford to get in and they’re in need.”

On Saturday, McCullough and more than two dozen of his colleagues provided everything from cleanings and fillings to root canals and restorations to 83 people as part of an annual free day of dentistry.

Most of the equipment they used was donated by dental suppliers and the local community.

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