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‘Unbelievable’: Some Sask. Dentists Outraged Province’s State of Emergency Doesn’t Ban Optional Dentistry

March 20, 2020
by CBC News


The province’s chief medical health officer says optional dental work will not be banned in Saskatchewan, despite the province having declared a state of emergency and suspended all optional hospital medical procedures.

Some experts and dentists had asked chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab to take action and were furious to hear that he will not.

“Oh my God. This is unbelievable. He needs some education,” one Regina dentist said following the announcement.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Saskatchewan doubled Wednesday to 16. Premier Scott Moe and Shahab held a news conference to discuss the state of emergency.

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