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October 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Calls For Better Dental Care Grow Ahead of Nunavut Election

by Thomas Rohner, Nunatsiaq News

Rankin Inlet’s new private dental clinic is calling on MLA candidates to commit to changing government policies that leave some children in the Kivalliq capital suffering for weeks or even months. “It’s heartbreaking that children have to suffer so long,”

October 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

Gift From The Heart Focused on Expanding, Continuing to Give Back

by Quinte News

The local chapter of a volunteer organization dedicated to helping the less fortunate surmount the barriers holding them back from proper oral care has had success in the last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Gift From The Heart is made

October 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nine-Year-Old Girl Left in Tears By Long Wait for Dental Treatment

by BBC

A girl has been left “crying in the night” after waiting nine months to have a tooth removed. Grace, nine, from Leicestershire, was put on a list in January but needs a general anaesthetic to have it extracted. Her mother,

October 1, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Late Launch of Dental Program ‘Failure of Government,’ Says Green Leader

by CBC

P.E.I. Opposition Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is calling out the provincial government for its failure to deliver a promised dental program for low-income Islanders. The program would provide services for Islanders that fall in the gap between being on social services

September 7, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Singh Renews Pledge of Federal Dental Care, Says Liberals Take Atlantic Canada for Granted

by CBC

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh today repeated a promise from the party’s 2019 campaign to implement a federal program that would subsidize the costs of dental care for Canadians who lack insurance. Singh made the pledge on the 21st day of the federal

August 30, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Trudeau Outlines Billions to Hire Family Doctors, Bring Down Health-Care Wait Times

by CTV News

The Canadian Medical Association estimates about five million Canadians don’t have a primary care physician, or family health-care team, which has spillover effects into other parts of the health-care system. Among those trickle-down effects is people going to emergency departments,

August 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

All Scots Under Age of 26 Now Entitled to Free Dental Care

by PA Media

About 600,000 young Scots can now get dental care free of charge, the Scottish Government has announced, as ministers pledged more cash to help the sector recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Dentists are to receive a further

August 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Increases to Eligibility Limits Give More Seniors a Reason to Smile

by Kawartha Lakes This Week

More seniors in the Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland areas are now eligible to access free dental care, thanks to recently announced new income limits. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is promoting new income limits that increase eligibility

August 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Plan to Add Dental Care to U.S. Medicare is a Game-Changer for Seniors

by Financial Post

Almost half of Americans enrolled in Medicare did not visit a dentist in 2018. That is a problem that goes far beyond having white teeth or a beautiful smile – poor dental care can exacerbate serious chronic medical conditions, such

August 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

NDP Promises Universal Pharmacare, Mental Health Supports in First Mandate, If Elected

by CBC

If elected, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is promising to bring in universal prescription drug coverage, dental care and mental health supports within his first mandate and is vowing to bring in a wealth tax to help pay for it all.

July 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Michigan Prisoners Say Long Wait to See a Dentist is Inhumane

by NBC News

By the end of 2016, Nicholas Bailey had no teeth. A Michigan prison dentist had removed all of them because they were decaying. “I’m in pain,” he wrote in a series of complaints to prison staff, begging for dentures. “I cannot eat

July 20, 2021 News News

Even Before Coronavirus, Almost Half of Adults in Rural Areas Went Without Dental Care

by Liora Engel-Smith, North Carolina Health News

Millions of rural residents have not seen a dentist in over a year, a recent CDC report reveals. In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic forced dentists to shut down, 42 percent of adults in rural areas did not receive dental care, according

July 12, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Greens Concerned About Delay to Provincial Dental Care Program

by CBC

The delay in the new provincial dental care program is disappointing to seniors and low-income Islanders, says P.E.I. Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker. The program, first announced in a budget more than a year ago, was supposed to start on July

July 5, 2021 News DentistryNews

First-Generation Immigrant Defies Odds to Fill Inclusive Dental Care Gap in Halifax

by Nebal Snan, Saltwire

It’s not everyday that a recently graduated dentist gets the opportunity to build a dental clinic from scratch. What seemed like a far-fetched dream for Dr. Ayman Awad, who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University in

June 28, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dental Crisis Facing Area First Nations, Says Sioux Lookout Health Authority

by CBC

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority in northwestern Ontario is calling on the federal government to address what it says is a dental crisis in its communities. Lack of access to care during the pandemic is resulting in serious consequences,

June 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

First Private Dental Clinic Opens in Rankin Inlet

by CBC

Nunavut’s Kivalliq region will have its first private dental clinic open its doors Wednesday. Hamza Jafri, a dentist from Winnipeg, said he opened the Northern Smile Dental Clinic in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, because he believes the community should be able to access

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Liberal MPs Help to Defeat NDP’s Dental-Care Motion

by iPolitics

An NDP motion calling for the federal government to cover the dental-care costs of most Canadians was voted down in the House of Commons on Wednesday, due in part to its rejection by almost all Liberal MPs — who are part of

June 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Scottish Government Announces Free NHS Dental Care for Young People

by The National Scotland

The Scottish Government will scrap dental charges for young people by the end of August, it has been announced. The policy will provide free NHS dental care for people aged 18-25 if approved by MSPs. Around 600,000 young people will

May 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Yukon Adds Opioid and Dental Help in Post-Election Budget, While Deficit Falls

by National Post

The newly elected Yukon government has tabled a revised 2021-22 budget after the Liberals squeaked into office in last month’s election. Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver says capital spending remains the same at $434 million, while the deficit is

May 10, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Moving Ireland Dentists to Vaccination Programme Will Cause ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Children, Says IDA

by TheJournal.ie

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said that moving public sector dentists to the vaccination programme will cause “irreparable damage” to children and vulnerable adults. Speaking at the IDA’s AGM this morning, outgoing IDA President Dr Anne O’Neill said that