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Vernon dental centre receives government funding

Some North Okanagan residents could be smiling a little brighter thanks to  a dental program for low-income children and adults.

Vernon’s Community Dental Access Clinic will receive $4,000 from the Ministry of Social Development.

“Maintaining dental health is so important to the overall health of  children and adults alike,” said Social Development Minister Don McRae.

“With that in mind, I’m really pleased we’re  able to make this extra contribution that will benefit children from low-income families who have urgent dental needs, as well as to dental clinics that provide care to British Columbians from vulnerable populations.”

Involved in the initiative is the B.C. Dental Association.

“These valuable services support patients in need and operate  largely due to the dedication of volunteers, as well as through donor  contributions,” said David Ciriani, BCDA president.

 

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