Quebec to Provide Dental Coverage for Children with Cancer

Quebec families with children who have cancer will no longer have to foot the bill for certain dental work.

The province announced on Friday that medicare now cover the cost of dental care for young cancer survivors who have dental problems as a result of having undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

“We’re going to cover preventive care,” said Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann at the announcement in Montreal.

“There are certain interventions that have to be done and also we’re going to cover the surgery because there are some reconstruction surgery that can be required.”

For some, the coverage could continue well into adulthood.

“Sometimes because of the evolution of the mouth and the teeth, it’s better to wait, so we’re going to cover sometimes 20 or 30 year-olds,” said McCann.

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