Dentists Want to See More Funding for the Canada Dental Benefit

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The Canada Dental Benefit that is being phased in for children under 12 has local dentists questioning whether the dollar amount is enough to cover dental care needs for their young patients.

With $5.3 billion allocated for the Canada Dental Benefit and it should be fully implemented by 2025, area dentist Dr. Christina Heidinger said it isn’t enough.

The benefit of $650 per child is a basic amount, it’s not a lot for a child for one year. It’s a good amount if your child doesn’t have any cavities or any extensive care that needs to be done, said Heidinger.

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