Quebec to Offer Free Dental Services in Five Pilot Projects

Dental clinics offering preventive and curative front-line care to people with low incomes or living in remote regions will be put in place in Quebec.

Five pilot projects are planned in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie, in Gatineau, in Val-des-Sources in the Estrie region, and two clinics on the island of Montreal, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced Monday.

The five clinics will get $3 million in the first year to serve about 22,000 people. The Montreal clinics are the Dentaville clinic at Notre-Dame Hospital, which will get $883,166 to hire two dentists, a dental hygienist and three other staff, and the Jim Lund Dental Clinic at the Welcome Hall Mission, which will get $153,513 for a part-time dentist and assistant.

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