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Dental Clinic’s Closure Sending Homeless Patients to ER

January 14, 2021
by CBC


The temporary closure of a dental clinic serving homeless people in downtown Ottawa has been heartbreaking but unavoidable, says its director.

The clinic, located at the Ottawa Mission shelter on Daly Avenue, has offered free access to a variety of dental services including cleaning, extractions and denture fittings since 2007, but has had to close its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have a very vulnerable population that is in need of treatment,” said Lynn Landis, director of health services at the Ottawa Mission.

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