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Dentist says Ontario Needs to Contribute More to Healthy Smiles Program

February 12, 2018
by CBC News

Dentists absorbing almost half of service costs for poor kids under provincial program, says Sudbury dentist

A Sudbury dentist says Ontario needs to cough-up more for its Healthy Smiles dental program.

The provincial government enacted the program for low-income kids almost two years ago.

Dr. Roch St-Aubin told CBC News that while about a half a million kids in Ontario need the subsidized care, dentists have so far been eating much of the cost.

According to St-Aubin, the province pays dentists about 45 per cent of the actual cost of the service.

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