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Practice Agility Advisor – April 2023 Edition

Practice Agility Advisor - Notable Dental News April 2023


Sask. Polytech in Regina provides free dental care for Ukrainian Immigrants | April 1, 2023

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Regina hosted a free dental care and wellness day for new Ukrainian immigrants on Saturday. The event included presentations by nursing students, table clinics about smoking and nutrition, and oral hygiene instruction. Read More


Yukonomist: Designing a new Yukon dental program |  April 2, 2023

Yukon Dental is a new program designed by the government to provide $1300 per year in dental coverage to lower-income Yukoners without existing dental coverage. The income cut off is $60,000 for individuals, rising with the number of children. Read More


Oral Cancer Awareness Month | April 4, 2023

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which emphasizes the importance of good oral health and having your mouth checked for signs of oral cancer. Learn more about ways that you can improve your dental health. Read More


‘Dramatic’ increase in teeth clenching, grinding during pandemic: dentist | April 5, 2023

Bruxism is a dental condition that is being diagnosed more frequently by Dr. Scott Leckie, dentist and president of the Manitoba Dental Association. The increase in diagnosis has been ‘dramatic’ and the major link to the climb in cases is stress. Read more


Dental hygienists prepare for influx of people who haven’t had teeth cleaned for years | April 5, 2023

Sylvie Martel, director of dental hygiene practice at the Canadian Diagnosis Association, said the program would likely cost more at the beginning because of an influx of people whose teeth require extensive cleaning and dental work, including for cavities, extractions and dentures. Read more


Students raise nearly $6K with ‘Walk for a Smile’ event | April 6, 2023

Cambrian College’s Dental Hygiene program held their 20th annual Walk For A Smile event to raise money for Cambrian’s community dental clinic and Northern Ontario Families of Children with cancer. Read More


Dental services available for Guelph’s low-income children, seniors | March 21, 2023

April is Oral Health Month, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is reminding residents of local programs to ensure everyone has access to the care they need. The Healthy Smiles Ontario program provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services to eligible children and youth 17 and younger from families with limited income. Read More


Hamilton has 300 low-income seniors waiting for dental care | April 8, 2023

The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) provides comprehensive dental care to low-income seniors age 65 and older with an annual income of $22,200 or less and no other coverage. Read More


Thousands of Canadians missed out on federal housing and dental benefits: report | April 18, 2023

David Macdonald, senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, has found that only 44% of those eligible for the one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit actually received it, while just over half have received the Canada Dental Benefit. Read More


Canada has a dental assistant shortage. Experts worry it’ll only get worse | April 18, 2023

The dental assistant shortage in Canada has been ongoing for years, and with the federal government’s new dental care plan, many dentists may not be able to meet patient demand. Read More

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