Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan announces the Alberta Liberal Affordable Dental Care Platform.
Khan stated, “Alberta Liberals will make dental care more affordable and accessible for all Albertans. Albertans are paying the highest dental prices in Canada. We will bring prices down for all Albertans.
“We will lower prices for Albertans by making the dental market more competitive. We will direct the Alberta Dental Association and College allow dentists greater freedom to advertise their services. We will also lift restrictions on dentists being able to offer promotions or special pricing for groups such as seniors or children. We will require dentists to discuss prices up front and publicly list their standard prices in comparison to the Dental Fee Guide.
“These consumer-friendly changes will drive prices down. We will also make the Dental Fee Guide mandatory for essential dental services.
“We will improve access to dental services for children and low-income Albertans with a $50 million funding increase to affordable, community-based dental care.
“We will pressure the Federal Government to fund a universal essential dental care program. This will be achieved by working to build consensus among the provinces for this program.
“Alberta Liberals take oral health seriously. All Albertans deserves accessible and affordable dental care. We will make it happen to make lives better.”