Health officials look to the province to help with dental care for low-income residents
Haliburton’s health unit wants the province to make dental care more accessible to low-income adults and seniors.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is encouraging you to sign a petition, calling on the government to expand publicly-funded dental assistance programs.
This would help low-income adults and seniors have access to oral care, as most publicly funded programs are restricted to youth under 18-years-old.
According to the health unit, the government has promised to expand dental coverage by 2025, although the petition will ask that it be done within two years.
With files from Andreas Pandikiu.