Rising Cost of PPE Means Some Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists are Charging Patients an Extra Fee

Dental offices across the province closed during the COVID-19 shutdown have been reopening their doors to the public this past week, but not everyone is smiling.

As people return to visit their dentists for dental work put off during the pandemic, some patients are being informed they must pay an extra fee for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The fee is not covered under most insurance plans.

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