FUNDING SHORTFALL PUTTING KIDS DENTAL HEALTH AT RISK 2/8/2018 12:23:53 PM
The Ontario Dental Association has launched an awareness campaign to help Ontarians understand the dangerous funding gap in public dental care. Dr. Jerry Smith, HSO-participating dentist and former ODA president says this wasn't a problem not that long ago:
He says that now reimbursement rates are well below the national average:
The ODA is hoping the Government will step up and bump coverage back to where it used to be:
The ODA says close to 300,000 children in need of dental care aren't getting it and dental pain is the second-most common reason kids miss school.