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August 9, 2022 News DentistryNews

Liberals Plan Temporary Solution to Dental Care Program, Sources Say

by Global News

Sources close to the government’s proposed $5.3 billion dental care program say the Liberals are planning a temporary solution that involves giving money directly to patients in order to keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent

July 26, 2022 News DentistryNews

Federal Government Seeks Industry Input for National Dental Care Program

by Global News

The federal government has asked the private sector to weigh in on how companies could play a role in Canada’s national dental care plan. The Liberals set aside $5.3 billion over the next five years to launch a dental-care program for uninsured

July 25, 2022 News DentistryNews

Quebec Reaches an Agreement with Dental Surgeons

by Helen Hernandez, OI Canadian

The agreement between the government and the Association of Dental Surgeons of Quebec (ACDQ) expired in April 2015. The President of the Treasury Board, Sonia LeBel, announced Friday in a press release that a new agreement has finally been concluded

July 13, 2022 News DentistryNews

Health Minister Confident Ottawa Will Meet Deadline to Implement Dental Care

by Global News

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says he’s confident the federal government will be able to set up its proposed dental care program by the end of the year, though his department has not yet settled on a model or begun formal talks with the provinces.

July 12, 2022 News DentistryNews

Dentists Register to Lobby as Clock Ticks on Liberals’ Dental Care Promise

by Linsey Raschkowan, iPolitics

This week the lobby registry saw multiple registrations by the board of directors at the Canadian Dental Association. Last month, president Dr. Lynn Tomkins and interim CEO Dr. Aaron Burry participated in a roundtable of oral health stakeholders with Health Minister

June 21, 2022 News Dental CareNews

UB Receives Grant to Provide Dental Care to Homeless, Uninsured

by University at Buffalo

The School of Dental Medicine has received a $550,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to provide dental care to individuals who are homeless, as well as underinsured families in Western New York, populations who are disproportionately impacted by

June 17, 2022 News DentistryNews

Liberals Running Out of Time to Deliver Youth Dental Care Pledge as Costs Soar

by Global News

The clock is ticking for the government to deliver on its ambitious promise to the New Democrats to deliver a dental care program for low- and middle-income uninsured kids by the end of the year, while cost estimates have nearly doubled. The pledge is

May 3, 2022 News Dental CareNews

Support for National Dental Care, Pharmacare and $10-a-day Daycare Drops to 4-in-10 Canadians (or less) When Tax Increases are Included, Poll Finds

by Financial Post

Support plummets to well below half of Canadians for new federal government programs, including dental care, pharmacare and $10-a-day daycare when the taxes needed to pay for them are included, finds a new Leger poll commissioned by the Fraser Institute,

April 26, 2022 News Dental CareNews

Ontario NDP Platform Includes Dental Care, Pharmacare, Paid Leave

by Benefits Canada

Ontario’s New Democratic Party’s election platform includes universal dental care, mental-health care and pharmacare. Following the agreement reached between the federal Liberals and NDP in late March, the provincial NDP will lead the way on the program, working with the federal

April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

P.E.I. Dental Association Says National Dental Plan Must Align with Provincial Program

by CBC

The Dental Association of Prince Edward Island says the federal budget promise to create a national dental program is good news for Islanders but hopes it won’t replace the provincial program currently in place. The federal Liberal government agreed to launch a new

April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Interrupted Access to Vaccinations and Routine Dental Care for Many Children, Toronto’s Top Doctor Says

by CP24

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted access to dental care and routine immunizations for many children and a new report from Toronto’s top doctor says that the city needs to work with the province to create a plan to address the

March 29, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Federal Dental-Care Program Cannot Leave Indigenous Communities Behind, Say Advocates

by CBC

Dr. Sheri McKinstry is optimistic that a new national dental program will offer much-needed access to dental care across the country, but she also says it’s currently unclear how it will help improve oral health in remote Indigenous communities. “I can’t see

March 24, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Quebec Premier Promises to Fight Ottawa Over Dental and Pharmacare Plans

by Canoe.com

A battle is brewing between the federal government and the provinces over control of health care. A deal reached Tuesday between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh infringes on provincial jurisdiction and doesn’t have a future,

December 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

America’s ToothFairy and Crest® Work Together to Grant Smile Wishes

by America’s ToothFairy

America’s ToothFairy and Crest are working together this holiday season to grant “Smile Wishes” to worthy children, families, and organizations that are inspired to help their communities to be healthy. Their collaboration is part of Crest’s 12 Days of Crest

November 24, 2021 News News

NDP Asks Federal Government to Help Finance Quebec Dental Clinic Pilot Project

by Montreal Gazette

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh wants the federal government to finance dental clinic pilot projects that Quebec is launching for low-income people or those living in distant regions. Singh wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that

October 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Childhood Cavities, the Most Common Disease Among Children, Lead to Significant Physical, Emotional, Social and Economic Distress

by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Global research from Colgate-Palmolive Company, the worldwide leader in oral care, reveals the effect of childhood cavities on children and parents’ quality of life and wellbeing, offering a compelling reason to prioritize oral health education during National Dental Hygiene Month

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