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Swollen Faces and Broken Teeth as Dentists Reopen in St. John’s

January 25, 2020
by CBC News


St. John’s dentist Francis McCarthy is back at work Thursday after a long stretch without seeing patients.

Those who are coming to his Water Street practice on Day 7 of a blizzard-caused state of emergency were “biting at the bit, so to speak, to come in,” McCarthy told CBC News on Thursday.

“People have been in pain, people with swollen faces.”

“We were able to triage some of the patients by checking the answering machine, phoning in prescriptions when we could.”

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