Dental aides practice on reserve in Saskatchewan

Dental therapy students from the First Nations University of Canada are providing services to a Native community in northern Saskatchewan.

The five students have been cleaning, drilling and filling teeth for free. They perform their work under the supervision of a dentist and generally do not perform surgical procedures.

Alaska Natives are seeking to bring a similar program to their communities. The issue was controversial during the debate of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act last year.

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