April 9, 2020
by Edmonton Journal
Some dental offices in Alberta are defying COVID-19 orders from the province and the body that regulates dentists to only offer services in emergencies.
In a Tuesday memo sent to members of the Alberta Dental Association and College, the regulator said it received “alarming” reports of dentists flaunting orders, and asked its members to stop immediately or they will be investigated.
Three of 20 Edmonton offices contacted by Postmedia Wednesday agreed to schedule an appointment for a non-emergency procedure.
“Despite this commitment to saving lives, the ADA&C continues to receive reports from dental laboratories, dental benefits’ companies and fellow dentists that some Alberta dentists may be providing dental services and procedures that are not emergency treatment,” registrar Dr. Randall Croutze said in the memo.
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