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October 21, 2019 News News

Hamilton Nets $2.24 Million In Province’s Dental Program For Low-Income Seniors

by The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton will receive $2.24 million from the Ontario government to ramp up dental care for older, low-income residents. The funding will allow roughly 4,300 seniors to access dental services that they haven’t been able to previously. The Ontario Seniors Dental

October 14, 2019 News News

Severe Dental Diseases Persist In South Dakota Due To Chronic Poverty And Lack Of Access To Dentists

by South Dakota News Watch

Tooth decay, gum disease and many other oral-health illnesses are considered to be 100% preventable, yet many children and adults across South Dakota continue to suffer severe dental problems. A lack of access to proper dental care in South Dakota

April 22, 2019 News News

Dental Care Tough to Find for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

by David Tuller, The Washington Post

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has an autism-like condition, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth. Because of her developmental

March 21, 2019 News News

Philips Teams Up with Dentists to Start European Pilot for Remote Dental Assessments

by Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today revealed how dentists will be able to benefit from its new Philips Sonicare Teledentistry Solution, which uses the latest digital technology to enable remote dental assessment through an app. This illustrates Philips’ ambition

March 21, 2019 News News

B.C. to Improve Access to Dental Care with $3.6 Million to Non-Profit Clinics

by Cherise Seucharan, Star Vancouver

The province has increased funding to non-profit dental clinics providing free and low-cost dental care. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced a commitment of $3.6 million in funding over three years, which will be distributed by

July 6, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Threaten Withdrawal From Public Plan

by The Canadian Press

Angered over what they call a lack of enthusiasm from Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette over a new collective agreement, Quebec’s dentists are threatening to withdraw from a public dental plan. The agreement between the provincial government and the Association

July 3, 2018 News News

Dentsply Sirona Supports Doctors Without Borders in the Amazon Region

by Dentsply Sirona

On June 26th, 2018, a Doctors Without Borders team launched its fifth tour in Brazil, offering dental aid for indigenous people in the Amazon region who ordinarily have no access to dentists. Dentsply Sirona supports the team of dentists, doctors

July 3, 2018 News News

Sarnia Man Files Complaint After Service Dog Denied Access at Dental Office

by Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal

A legally deaf Sarnia man who was told he couldn’t have his service dog present during a dental procedure believes his human rights have been violated. But the owner of the dental office who turned him down said there’s good

March 1, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provides Easier Dental Care Access

by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, PR Newswire

Access to dental services continues to be an issue for many Americans, with the American Dental Association reporting that 1 in 3 Americans face challenges finding dental care. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Dental Blue plan has expanded its

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Insufficient Dental Care Funding Hits Another Major Country

by Bite Magazine

The unveiling and formal tabling of the Federal Budget tonight by the Turnbull Government has revealed that funding once again will be insufficient to meet the oral health needs of the Australian public. ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs and Deputy

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Ontario Government Pushed to Offer More Dental Care Access

by Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi. Delaying expansion of dental care

May 4, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dramatic Need for Change in Rural Communities’ Access to Dental Care

by PR Newswire

The DentaQuest Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through efficient, effective and high-quality care, today issued its new white paper, “MORE Care: Narrowing the Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Care Gap.” Developed by five authors and reviewed