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August 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Adelaide Teenager Forced To Quit School Over Dental Issues As Thousands Await Public Care

by ABC News

An Adelaide student who says she’s been waiting years for “life-changing” dental and orthodontic surgery in the public system has had to drop out of mainstream school because of her health issues. Nikki Torpy’s family cannot afford private health insurance, and instead

July 1, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Poll Shows Americans Open to Receiving Medical and Dental Care from Range of Providers

by Jane Koppelman

Adults on Medicaid face more challenges than the privately insured in getting dental services Most Americans are open to getting some basic dental care from medical providers and some medical care from dental providers, according to a nationwide survey fielded

May 26, 2019 News News

Lack of Dental Care Growing Problem For Those in Poverty

by Victoria Walton, HalifaxToday.ca

Nova Scotians on income assistance only receive dental care in the case of an emergency. “What the dental policy covers for people on income assistance is treatment for relief of pain, control of prolonged bleeding, and swollen tissues,” says Brandon

May 8, 2019 News News

It’s Time to Expand Public Dental Care in Quebec, Health Clinic Says

by Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette

A Point St. Charles community health clinic that played a key role in persuading the provincial government to end so-called medical accessory fees is now calling on Quebec to expand public dental care in the province. The non-profit clinic, which serves 14,000

April 4, 2019 News News

Dentists From Northeastern Ontario Join Larger Protest in Queen’s Park

by CBC News

Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association will be at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need. Dr. LouAnn Visconti is a dentist from

March 21, 2019 News News

Global Survey Shows Some Countries Better at Providing Oral Health Education in Schools

by FDI

Today on World Oral Health Day (WOHD), the American Dental Association joins FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to highlight the urgent need for oral health education for children. The results of a survey from 13 countries, which asked parents with

March 21, 2019 News News

Dalhousie University Dental Student Pushes for Universal Dental Care Program

by Matt Brand, Halifax Today

We know about universal health care, we’ve heard about rumblings of a national pharmacare program, but what about dental care? Fourth year Dalhousie University dental student Brandon Doucet says we need universal dental care here in Canada. Canada’s current system

December 14, 2018 News News

B.C. Premier Opens Door to Including Dental Coverage in Health Care System

by Richard Zussman, Global News

B.C. Premier John Horgan is not opposed to the idea of the province covering dental care as part of the provincial health care system. Horgan was asked about the issue as part of a year-end interview with Global News. “We have