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Indigenous Communities In Northern Saskatchewan Receive Free Dental And Health Check-Ups

October 2, 2019
by Global News


Students and professionals travelled to northern Saskatchewan over a two-day period in late September to provide health and dental services to Indigenous communities.

Oral exams, restorations, routing extractions, hygiene care and education were carried out at local elementary and high schools in La Loche and Clearwater River Dene Nation by dental professionals and students.

“According to the Saskatchewan Dental Health Screening Program Report, the La Loche region has the highest decay rates in all of Saskatchewan,” Dean Lefebvre, an instructor in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s dental hygiene program, said Monday in a release.

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