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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

May 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Liberals Signal They Won’t Support NDP Dental Care Motion

by iPolitics

The Liberal government indicated on Tuesday that it’s uninterested in supporting an NDP motion calling for the creation of a federal dental care program, and that, instead, it wants a parliamentary committee to study the idea. M-62, the dental care

May 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

NDP Pushes Feds to Cover Dental Care Costs for Uninsured Canadians

by CBC

Millions of Canadians can’t afford to go to the dentist and the federal health critic wants Ottawa to do something about it. The NDP tabled a private members motion Tuesday in the House of Commons, asking the federal government to establish a dental-care plan for uninsured

April 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canadians Should Be Able to Access Dental Care with a Health Card Instead of a Credit Card

by The Conversation

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised Canadians’ anxiety levels: anxiety about contracting the virus, financial hardship and isolation. But one thing Canadians don’t have to worry about is how they’ll pay for essential health care if they need it. For that, at

April 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Cost Free Dental Launched

by Natali Trivuncic, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort Frances Times

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) and Green Shield Canada (GSC) are partnering in a cost-free dental program for those in the NWHU catchment area. The program will offer access to dental care through several dental clinics and mobile dental buses

March 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Bellevue Dentist Addresses Racial Inequities in Dental Care

by News Break

Board-certified oral implantologist Dr. LeRoy Horton is working to change the lack of Black representation within the dental field. “About 3.7% of actively practicing dentists are Black, and keep in mind we make up about 13.5% of the population, so

March 8, 2021 News BlogsOral Health

Things To Remember When Providing Dental Care For People With Dementia

by Dr. Gary Salwin

People living with dementia—and those taking care of their needs—are bound to face a lot of challenges as the condition progresses. Dementia affects the behavior, thinking, and memory of those diagnosed with it. Their reasoning and memory skills decline over

February 3, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Jagmeet Singh Wants Millions Of Canadians To Have Access To Free Dental Care ASAP

by Helena Hanson, Narcity

Jagmeet Singh is calling on the prime minister to implement free dental care in Canada for the “millions” of Canadians who have no coverage. In a tweet shared on February 2, the NDP leader urged the Liberal government to “introduce comprehensive dental care as part of

January 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

A Natural Approach to Children’s Dental Care

by Oral Science

Canadian brand Oral Science has been making a splash over the last year as it’s aggressively amped up its B2C offerings. Previously, the company focused on a B2B market that consisted of dentists, dental hygienists, and pharmacists within the company’s

January 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Delorey Pledges Dental Care, Hearing Aid Support for Low-Income Seniors If He Becomes Premier

by CBC

Nova Scotia Liberal Party leadership candidate Randy Delorey says he will introduce a low-income seniors dental program and assistance for buying hearing aids if he becomes premier next month. The Antigonish MLA and former health minister released a list on

December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bringing Dental Care to our Most Vulnerable: Henry Schein Supports UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

by Henry Schein Canada, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the fragility and limitations of our global health systems, particularly for our vulnerable senior populations. When COVID-19 began, dental care for residents of long-term care facilities all but stopped, even though oral

December 14, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Cold Laker Wins Scholarship to Research Métis-Centered Dental Care

by Daily Herald Tribune

Cold Lake business woman Paulette Dahlseide recently received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship for indigenous students, becoming the first dental hygiene graduate student to receive the award. Dahlseide, who runs Providence Dental Hygiene, made the decision to go to graduate

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December 11, 2020 News BlogsDental BenefitsDental CarePractice management

Helping Patients Get Affordable Dental Care: Good for Them and Good for You

by Dr. Charles Sutera, DMD, FAGD

Let’s face it, dentistry is expensive. And if you think you can’t afford dental care, it can quickly become a self-fulfilling prophecy: the longer you hold off going to the dentist, the more expensive and out of reach it can

November 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

How Can All Canadians Get Good Dental Care? New U of T Free Clinic Aims to Figure it Out

by CBC

Up to 2,000 GTA families will soon be able to get free dental care at new clinic. At the same time, they’ll also be participating in research aimed at making sure every Canadian has access to dental coverage, and that such charity

October 20, 2020 News DentistryNews

U of S Dental Clinic in Prince Albert Aims to Provide Inclusive Care

by CTV News

The University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Dentistry has opened a clinic in Prince Albert to provide care to people who might not have access to oral care and dentistry services. The Inclusive Community Care Clinic operates in

October 15, 2020 News News

Over $460K in Funding Approved to Expand Free Dental Care for Waterloo Region Seniors

by Kitchener Today

Seniors will soon have more access to free dental care in Waterloo Region. The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is designed to assist those living on a low income. The Ontario Ministry of Health has now approved over $467,000 in

October 8, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

National Dental Care Program for Uninsured Canadians Would Cost $1.5-Billion a Year, PBO Says

by The Globe and Mail

Implementing the NDP’s call for a national dental care program would cost taxpayers about $1.5-billion a year, according to a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer. The proposal was a key demand of the NDP shortly after the Liberals

September 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

New Program Aims to Offer Mental, Dental Care to First Nations by Bus

by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team says he knows what it’s like to feel “stranded.” That’s why he’s lending his support to a $3.3 million pilot project to have a team of health workers travel by bus to