February 16, 2021
by Mirage News
Diane Valentine of Fort Assiniboine can smile broadly again thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry and the Métis Nation of Alberta.
“I was chicken to go to the dentist all my life and I hadn’t been for 20 years—I didn’t have coverage so I just never went,” said Valentine, who received a full set of dentures as part of the program. “I had bad teeth so I never really smiled, but now I can.”
Valentine is one of more than 46,000 members of the Métis Nation who are being encouraged to use the affordable and high-quality pediatric, emergency, denture and other dental services carried out under faculty supervision by U of A students who are training to become dentists and dental hygienists.
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