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Without Benefits, Some Calgarians Find Cost of Dental Visits Hard to Swallow

December 10, 2019
by CBC News

An office manager laid off from her position at a Calgary restoration company in January says dental work is a luxury she just can’t afford.

“Taking my daughter to the dentist is definitely delayed, as well as myself. Without benefits, it’s pretty expensive to get her in for a routine checkup,” Jenny Harker told the Calgary Eyeopener.

“I am a single mom, so it’s just me paying for anything for me and my daughter. I have put it off this entire year because I had no other choice.”

She says roughly $125 for her seven-year-old daughter’s routine checkup no longer fits her monthly budget right now.

She’s not alone, and some dentists are taking note.

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