Seniors spend thousands on dental work, suffer in pain or wind up in ERs. Will Canada’s plan help?


Debilitating toothaches. Tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket dental bills. Trips to the emergency room — and even stays in intensive care to treat life-threatening infections. T hose are among the impacts Canadian seniors face when they lack access to dental care, say patients, advocates and health-care workers across both the dental industry and hospital sector.

….Sinha said older patients without coverage to pay for dental care often end up avoiding treatment and can wind up in hospital emergency departments with “much more significant” health issues.

But just how much will this new program prevent serious dental issues and hospital use?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Resize text-+=