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Yukon Scales Back In-School Dental Program

December 15, 2019
by CBC News


A national shortage of dental therapists means some Yukon students won’t get dental care at school anymore.

It affects Grade 8 students in Whitehorse, as well as all students at Whitehorse Elementary and Golden Horn schools.

“The Yukon Children’s Dental Program has been struggling for a number of years with the ability to provide services to all schools, to all children enrolled in the program,” said Pat Living, director of communications of Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services.

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