The Provincial Government is helping more low-income British Columbians receive much needed dental care.
The province is investing $2.8 million in new support over the next three years at 21 clinics throughout the province.
“Everyone should be able to visit the dentist and money shouldn’t be a barrier to accessing that care,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
“Having healthy teeth is about confidence, dignity and overall well-being. While we look forward to details on how Ottawa will join us in providing this critical service, we’re building a stronger province for everyone by making sure all British Columbians can put their best smile forward.”
The funding to the BC Dental Association provides stability for the province’s not-for-profit dental clinics, helping offset costs, such as materials and lab fees, and the purchase of equipment.
In 2021, not-for-profit clinics provided dental care for people with low incomes for free or at a reduced rate more than 47,000 times.