Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Paul Allison, Chair of a panel of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) about their recently published report: “Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada.” Dr. Paul Allison is also Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University.
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- There is evidence and data showing that there is an issue of access to oral health care for vulnerable populations.
- The initiative mirrors what the CDA is doing with the National Oral Health Action Plan (NOHAP) initiative.
- It is important to bring this issue to the awareness of healthcare and oral healthcare professionals as well as decision makers and the public.
- Our hope is to come up with strategies that would help solve oral health care access issue for vulnerable populaions in Canada.
We have also conducted other interviews with three (3) other panel members. Watch for those interviews coming soon on Oasis Discussions and the in the CDA Essentials Magazine.