Between two to three million people across Ontario do not visit a dentist each year. There are many factors at play and the Niagara Dental Health Coalition has launched a survey to learn more about these factors and how they impact areas such as employability, health, and social interaction. The survey is aimed at Niagara region adults aged 18 and over who may face challenges when accessing dental care services. Survey results will be used for on-going public education and advocacy efforts to improve access to dental care for adults and seniors on low incomes.
The survey can be accessed at www.niagararegion.ca/survey/health/5_2/rws5.pl?FORM=DentalAccess and is open until March 10, 2017.
Your support will help us ensure that we can reach as many Niagara adults, who are facing dental health access barriers, as possible. These may include social assistance recipients (OW and ODSP), working adults with limited or no workplace dental health benefits, seniors on low fixed incomes, and newcomers to Canada. Please share the survey link widely.
Bridges Community Health Centre