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Quebec City Mobile Dentist a Hit With Seniors, Those With Reduced Mobility

February 25, 2019
by Spencer Van Dyk, CBC News

A Quebec City dentist is looking to hire extra staff to meet the growing demand for her unique services.

Sarah Gagné has been providing in-home dental services to seniors and people with reduced mobility for five years.

She told CBC Radio’s Quebec AM she does mostly cleaning, but also provides diagnoses, performs exams and extractions and does fillings at residences and long-term care facilities. The only things she doesn’t do are X-rays and orthodontics.

“I just cannot imagine going back into a regular dental office,” Gagné said. “I really like the medical practice — it’s like a caregiver dental practice.”

She said dental offices can be difficult for people with mobility issues because of the long wait times and the added steps of coordinating appointments and transportation to clinics with their CHSLD.

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