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September 28, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

What You Need to Know About the Controversial “COVID-19 Fee”

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

While dentists and patients alike are happy to see practices reopening, the new normal carries some harsh realities. One of the most notable is the increased cost of doing business. Increasing prices and usage of PPE (personal protective equipment) is

July 1, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Fee Appears on Bills at the Dentist and Some Businesses in Ottawa

by CTV News

As businesses and services such as dentists, mechanic shops and salons reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic; some places are passing on the cost of personal protective equipment to customers. Not everyone is happy about having to pay the extra fees.

June 15, 2020 News DentistryNews

Rising Cost of PPE Means Some Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists are Charging Patients an Extra Fee

by The Telegram

Dental offices across the province closed during the COVID-19 shutdown have been reopening their doors to the public this past week, but not everyone is smiling. As people return to visit their dentists for dental work put off during the

June 3, 2020 News News

Dental Checkups, Groceries, Funerals Pricier Because of COVID-19

by Montreal Gazette

At the offices of Dr. Taras Konanec, patients can expect to see an extra charge on their next dental visit, thanks to COVID-19. The Montreal dentist is adding a set fee to visits as suggested by his professional association to

June 2, 2020 News News

Some Dentists Extract New Fee From Patients to Keep Up with Rising COVID-19 Costs

by NBC News

After nearly two months at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup. Then she got a notice from Swish Dental that the cost of her next visit

May 26, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Safety Measures Could Lead to Higher Dental Fees

by Montreal Gazette

At Barry Dolman’s Côte-des-Neiges dental clinic, contractors are working around the clock putting in glass doors to seal off his two examination rooms and installing a new ventilation system that will vacuum the air from around patients’ mouths and pump

May 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Costs of Reopening Adding Up for Dentists, Could Lead to Fee Increases

by CBC News

Manitoba’s dentists are trying to reopen their practices after being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but increased safety measures come with added costs, supply chain issues, and less capacity to treat patients. “It’s a much more

December 13, 2019 News News

Insurers Say Jump in Dental Fees is Out of Touch

by Edmonton Journal

The largest payer of dental services in Alberta says a 4.4 per cent increase in fee guide rates for dental services is out of touch and encourages Albertans to save money with out-of-province treatment. “While we appreciate our close working

December 12, 2019 News News

New Dental Fee Guide Calls for 4.4 Per Cent Jump in Prices

by Edmonton Sun

Alberta’s dental association and college has released its 2020 guide for dental fees, outlining a roughly 4.4 per cent increase across a suite of services offered by dentists. “As overhead increases the fees must also increase in order for practices

December 10, 2018 News News

Alberta’s Updated Dental Fee Guide Helps No One, says Calgary Urban Project Society Director

by Stephanie Hagenaars, The Calgary Journal

It’s just not enough. That’s what local non-profit and community assistance programmers are saying about the first dental fee guide to come out in Alberta since 1997. Pushed by the provincial government, the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) updated the guide,

June 22, 2018 News NewsOHGdata

“I Don’t Know What My Competitors Charge”

by Oral Health

Stay on top of the competition. A good place to start is to know who and where your competition is, yet 17.4 per cent of Canadian dentists* don’t know how their fees compare to other dentists in their area. While

November 22, 2017 News DentistryNews

Alberta Dental Fee Guide Urges 8.5 Per Cent Drop

by Slav Kornik, Global News

The Alberta government has come to an agreement with the Alberta Dental Association and College on a new fee guide. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced Wednesday morning the guide recommends an 8.5 per cent drop in dental prices for 60

August 29, 2017 News NewsOral Health

Are Alberta Dental Fees Still Too High?

by Benefits Canada

Alberta’s health minister isn’t happy with prices coming down by just three per cent in the new fee guide published by the Alberta Dental Association and College this month, according to the CBC. With Alberta having the highest dentistry fees of any province, the