Dental

A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. University of Calgary associate economics professor Lindsay Tedds warns the federal dental benefit for children opens families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

Expert flags potential for dental-care clawbacks as result of federal program

Government plans to offer cheques of up to $650 to qualifying low- and middle-income families

 

Jean-Yves Duclos responds to questions during the second day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The health minister is expected to table dental-care legislation today that would let the government send cheques to low- and-middle income families to help them pay for their kids’ oral health services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dental-care legislation one of the first bills on the docket as parliament resumes

Plan a key element of the Liberal party’s supply and confidence agreement with the NDP

 

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party was willing to be flexible on the first phase of the government's dental-care plans, but the NDP will bend no further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

NDP won’t bend any further on federal dental-care plan, Singh warns

Feds initially to send cheques to qualifying families, rather than launch full-fledged program

 

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

Feds have until end of the year to provide some kind of coverage for children under the age of 12

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals still mulling delivery of dental care as clock ticks to fulfil pledge to NDP

The plan is to fully implement federal dental care program by 2025

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Dental care program could cost nearly double what federal government originally thought

Program a key element of the Liberal government’s deal with the NDP to stay in power

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Official Languages, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 13, 2022. The parliamentary budget officer says the cost to create and deliver a new dental program for low and middle income uninsured Canadians could be nearly double what the federal government originally estimated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The importance of Cool Aid Society’s dental care centre in downtown Victoria is well known within the dental industry, but less so among the general public. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cool Aid reaches out to community to help fund a year of dental work in Victoria

Local philanthropist will match donations up to $25,000 to society’s low-barrier dental clinic

The importance of Cool Aid Society’s dental care centre in downtown Victoria is well known within the dental industry, but less so among the general public. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of Victoria’s Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour, Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple and Wheely Clean at the launch of their dental van in service of women with barriers to oral health, Aug. 22. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Dental services van in Greater Victoria aids Indigenous women and women of colour

August’s registration is already fully booked with those within 10km from downtown

Members of Victoria’s Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour, Punjabi Akali Sikh Temple and Wheely Clean at the launch of their dental van in service of women with barriers to oral health, Aug. 22. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A mobile dental hygiene clinic set to launch in Greater Victoria Aug. 22 will offer free appointments to racialized women, two-spirited people, and their children. (Black Press Media file photo)

Free mobile dental clinic launching for Greater Victoria BIPOC women and children

Program to be available once a month for low-income people

A mobile dental hygiene clinic set to launch in Greater Victoria Aug. 22 will offer free appointments to racialized women, two-spirited people, and their children. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Nunavut mother says her 12-year-old son Howard, pictured here, lost 15 pounds since February while waiting for a decaying tooth to be removed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘Hurts so much:’ Over 1,000 Nunavut children on wait-list for dental surgery

The territory’s only hospital, in Iqaluit, is the sole place where general anesthesia can be given

A Nunavut mother says her 12-year-old son Howard, pictured here, lost 15 pounds since February while waiting for a decaying tooth to be removed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Rev. Al Tysick of the Victoria Dandelion Society (right) receives toothpaste package donations from the Camosun College dental hygiene program. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun’s dental program donates toothpaste to those in need

College donates thousands of unused products to local charities

Rev. Al Tysick of the Victoria Dandelion Society (right) receives toothpaste package donations from the Camosun College dental hygiene program. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
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