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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

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