A child having their teeth cleaned by a dental therapist in a school-based dental clinic in Saskatchewan. “Here is the tool that removes the bugs. It sounds like an airplane and washes the bugs from your teeth.” Photo by Leslie Topola. The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming book,Continue reading
Author: Brandon Doucet
Canadian Dimension: What ever happened to dental therapy in Canada?
It might surprise many that one in three Canadians lacks dental insurance while nearly one-fifth of Canadians avoid the dentist each year due to financial constraints. Mainstream though is, if we want to provide universal dental care, we must be willing to spend a lot of money to get it.Continue reading
Canadian Dimension: Canada is long overdue for universal dental care
Many Canadians view the perfect smile as a sign of status rather than an indicator of one’s health, as the provision of dental care is based on one’s ability to pay rather than their need. In fact, six million Canadians avoid the dentist each year due to financial constraints and,Continue reading
Canadian Dimension: Universal pharmacare is a progressive litmus test
Justin Trudeau is campaigning on a national pharmacare plan, but it’s important to note that the Liberal leader did not say this plan would be universal. In fact, the report by the Advisory Council Trudeau appointed clearly states that “fill the gaps” alternatives to universal pharmacare would do little toContinue reading