Alberta Liberal MLA Dr. David Swann has issued the following release calling on the Government to increased access to community health dentistry services for low income and vulnerable Albertans:
Dr. Swann says the NDP Government didn’t go far enough to give Albertan’s adequate access to dental care when it changed the dental fee guide in November.
Dr. Swann stated, “Some dentists are using the new fee schedule but many are not. This has been at best just a baby step but needy Albertans must have giant strides to receive adequate dental care.
“Essential dental care is not elective. The fee adjustments should have been made mandatory at a minimum.”
“This is necessary to prevent a myriad of serious health problems including tooth decay and oral diseases.”
Dr. Swann is calling on the NDP Government to increase access to community health dentistry services for low income and vulnerable Albertans.
“We need to ensure all Albertans have access to essential dental care for their own wellbeing and to improve workplace productivity.
“Alberta’s poor should not be made to endure rotting teeth and gum disease. This NPD Government claims to be “Socially Progressive”. It’s time to walk the talk. Make dental care more accessible to Albertans.”