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June 30, 2020 News DentistryNews

AAPD, AAPD Foundation, and Henry Schein to Help Enhance Access to Dental Care for Children by Providing PPE to AAPD Members


In the largest single commitment in its 33-year history, the AAPD Foundation has allocated up to $1.6 million to provide all AAPD members with one 50-count box supply of KN95 masks, in a joint collaboration between the Foundation and the

June 4, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Children, Seniors Missing Out on Health Screening as Pandemic Continues

by Guelph Today

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is seeking ways to return to delivering programs it once delivered in schools, daycare centres and to seniors, which have on hold since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those programs include oral health and vision screening, among

March 20, 2020 News News

ADA Develops Guidance on Dental Emergency, Non-Emergency Care

by ADA News

The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergency dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on

February 14, 2020 News News

Quebec Dentists to Withdraw From Public Health-Care System

by Montreal Gazette

More than 1,300 dentists are withdrawing from Quebec’s public health-care system Friday in a protest designed to inundate the health ministry in paperwork. Patients covered under the public health system will still receive free dental care. But those treated by

February 13, 2020 News News

Cuts to Sudbury’s Discretionary Benefits Budget Mean Less Money for Funerals But Better Access to Dental Care

by CBC News

People in the City of Greater Sudbury who depend on social assistance to get by are going to see a cut in funeral rate reimbursements and denture replacements. But another change will make it easier to access dental care. In

January 31, 2020 News News

Mother Whose Tooth Crumbled Due to Chemo Wants Free Dental Care for Cancer Patients

by Metro

A mother whose tooth started crumbling as a result of chemotherapy has started a campaign for free dental care for cancer patients. Michele Solak-Edwards, 56, was ‘completely floored’ after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to undergo

January 30, 2020 News News

Canadian Health Care Providers Head to India to Provide Dental and Optometry Services

by The Golden Star

For the past eight years Golden optometrist Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson has been travelling to remote parts of the world to provide optometry services for those in need. This year, Kolbenson will be travelling to the northern Indian state of Sarurpur

January 20, 2020 News News

Police Charge Mother for Neglecting Dental Care for Children

by CBS21 News

 A York County woman is facing charges after police say she knowingly neglected dental care for two 4-year-old’s in her care. Alexis Mong, 25, has been charged with endangering the welfare of children for failing to get dental work for

January 7, 2020 News News

SmileDirectClub Signs Exclusive Deal to Sell Dental Care at Walmart in US

by CNN

SmileDirectClub was one of the worst-performing IPOs of 2019. But the stock surged Monday after the company announced an exclusive deal with Walmart. Shares of SmileDirectClub (SDC), which makes clear plastic teeth aligners, surged more than 25% on the news

December 18, 2019 News News

Vietnam Turning into Medical Tourism Destination for Dental and Cosmetic Care

by VOA News

Foreign tourists normally pour into Vietnam to see colonial architecture and limestone jutting out of the sea. Now some are headed to Vietnam’s clinics and hospitals. They’re part of Asia’s latest medical tourism industry. Vietnamese officials hope medical tourists will

December 10, 2019 News News

NDP Press Liberals to Limit Tax Break and Invest in Dental Care

by The Star

The New Democrats are pressing Justin Trudeau’s government to scale back a broad tax cut to free up money for a national program to ensure dental care for Canadians who can’t afford it. Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Monday tabled legislation to

December 2, 2019 News News

Dentist Points Out Gaps in New Program for Low-Income Seniors

by My Prescott Now

Dr. Kim Hansen says there’s a lot of confusion about the new Ontario Seniors’ Dental Care Program. The Prescott dentist and President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) noted public Health Units have been tasked with administering the program. Dr.

November 28, 2019 News News

B.C. Open To Public Coverage Of Dental Care, But Not Without Federal Funding: Finance Minister

by Global News

The B.C. government is intrigued by the idea of rolling dental care into the health care system but insists the federal government would need to substantial help with funding. Finance Minister Carole James says the province has been looking at

November 23, 2019 News News

Free Dental Program Expands For Metro Vancouver Low-Income And Homeless People

by Global News

For close to a decade, the Community Engaged Learning Program has been providing dental care to thousands of people who are low income or homeless in Metro Vancouver. Now the program, which is a partnership between the Union Gospel Mission

September 6, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Canada’s Homeless People Need Better Access To Dental Care

by Cynthia Griffith

As the connection between oral health and overall physical health becomes continually more evident, more doctors recognize the need for dental care and coverage. However, there is one part of the Canadian population that lacks access to basic dental hygiene.

August 16, 2019 News News

Dental Care Improves Drug Rehab


A University of Utah School of Dentistry program teaching students how to care for the underserved yielded more than fixed teeth. A study found that 300 clients who got comprehensive dental care stayed in rehab longer and got jobs and

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

June 24, 2019 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Residents In Care Homes ‘Missing Out On Dental Care’

by BBC

The teeth of people living in care homes in England are being left to rot, dentists say. The warning comes after the Care Quality Commission found that residents did not always have access to dentists and were not getting the

June 16, 2019 News News

NDP’s 2019 Election Platform Promises Mental, Dental, Hearing Coverage For All

by David Thurton, CBC News

The NDP will be the first Canadian federal party to unveil an election platform that promises to drastically expand Canada’s health care system to include, not just pharmacare, but mental, dental, eye and hearing coverage for all citizens. NDP Leader

June 11, 2019 News News

ACDQ Believes Bill 29 Threatens Quality of Dental Care Provided to Quebecers

by Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ)

Dr. Serge Langlois, President of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), has reservations about the bill introduced today, entitled An Act to amend the Professional Code and other provisions in particular in the oral health and applied sciences sectors,