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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

by WNDU

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,

May 26, 2019 News News

Lack of Dental Care Growing Problem For Those in Poverty

by Victoria Walton, HalifaxToday.ca

Nova Scotians on income assistance only receive dental care in the case of an emergency. “What the dental policy covers for people on income assistance is treatment for relief of pain, control of prolonged bleeding, and swollen tissues,” says Brandon

May 8, 2019 News News

It’s Time to Expand Public Dental Care in Quebec, Health Clinic Says

by Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette

A Point St. Charles community health clinic that played a key role in persuading the provincial government to end so-called medical accessory fees is now calling on Quebec to expand public dental care in the province. The non-profit clinic, which serves 14,000

April 22, 2019 News News

Dental Care Tough to Find for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

by David Tuller, The Washington Post

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has an autism-like condition, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth. Because of her developmental

April 15, 2019 News BlogsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Obstacles and Solutions in Delivering Dental Care to LTC Patients

by Parmar Dental

As we age our natural teeth and gums are more susceptible to dental caries, gingival recession, demineralisation, fungal infections, and periodontal disease. Regular hygiene and dental care is important but is often neglected, especially by those who require long-term care.

April 12, 2019 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Expansion Of Dental Services To Low-Income Seniors A Strong Improvement For Oral Care In Ontario Say Dental Hygienists

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is applauding a move by the Ontario government to expand dental care for low-income seniors in the province. The investment of $90 million will see new services provided as early as summer 2019. “We

April 4, 2019 News News

Managing Stress May Improve Oral Health, Says Nova Scotia Dental Association

by Alexander Quon, Global News

A new report from the Nova Scotia Dental Association is connecting the dots between stress and oral health — laying out an argument that managing stress could improve an individual’s oral health. The information is part of the organization’s 2019 Nova

March 21, 2019 News News

Global Survey Shows Some Countries Better at Providing Oral Health Education in Schools

by FDI

Today on World Oral Health Day (WOHD), the American Dental Association joins FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to highlight the urgent need for oral health education for children. The results of a survey from 13 countries, which asked parents with

March 21, 2019 News News

B.C. to Improve Access to Dental Care with $3.6 Million to Non-Profit Clinics

by Cherise Seucharan, Star Vancouver

The province has increased funding to non-profit dental clinics providing free and low-cost dental care. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced a commitment of $3.6 million in funding over three years, which will be distributed by

March 21, 2019 News News

Dalhousie University Dental Student Pushes for Universal Dental Care Program

by Matt Brand, Halifax Today

We know about universal health care, we’ve heard about rumblings of a national pharmacare program, but what about dental care? Fourth year Dalhousie University dental student Brandon Doucet says we need universal dental care here in Canada. Canada’s current system

March 4, 2019 News News

Midmark Announces New Brand Identity to Guide Company’s Continued Growth

by Midmark

Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, today launched a new corporate brand identity that captures the company’s commitment to a better care experience and the growing value Midmark offers customers as they focus on

January 21, 2019 News News

Quebec to Provide Dental Coverage for Children with Cancer

by Phil Carpenter, Global News

Quebec families with children who have cancer will no longer have to foot the bill for certain dental work. The province announced on Friday that medicare now cover the cost of dental care for young cancer survivors who have dental

December 19, 2018 News News

Dental Trends Set to Change How We Care for Our Teeth in 2019

by DentalPlans.com

Americans want more from their dental care — from technological advances that make it easier to have a great smile, to realistic options for making dental care more affordable. As an advocate for affordable dental care, DentalPlans.com is helping consumers

December 4, 2018 News News

State Officials Ponder Proposals That Reduce Access To Dental Care, Increase Costs

by Patrick Gleason, Forbes

There are many challenges facing the governors and state lawmakers across the U.S. who will soon be gaveling in their 2019 legislative sessions. Among the most pressing are rising health care costs and the lack of access to care that