Inuit dental health and dental services in the Northwest Territories
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Inuit dental health and dental services in the Northwest Territories by Darryl M. Gershman

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Published by Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto in [Toronto] .
Written in English


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Thesis (Dip. Dent. Hyg.)--University of Toronto, 1984.

Statementby Darryl M. Gershman.
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Open LibraryOL14865424M

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In Northwest Territories Communities that do not have private dental clinics, your local health centre works with dental clinics in the NWT to provide visiting dental services to your community. These visiting clinics are available to all NWT residents, and offer a wide variety of dental and hygienist services, including. Dental caries experience of Inuit children in the Keewatin region, Northwest Territories, / MacDonald L, MacMillan R. Order the article through PubMed (PMID: [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]) Int J Circumpolar Health. ;57 Suppl Dental caries knowledge in a group of Northwest Territories children. In the Northwest Territories, private dental clinics offer Hygienist and Dental services in Hay River, Inuvik, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife. Find a full list of these dental clinics . Our members across both territories are dedicated to the provision of exemplary oral health care and attainment of optimal health for the people of Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and strive to provide the highest level of dental care. The NWT-NU Dental Association represents its members in policy and legislative debate.

Inuit officials in Nunavut are demanding better dental care in northern communities, after a recent Health Canada report found that Inuit are more prone to tooth decay than other Canadians, but. tional services provided free of charge to the Inuit population, in-cluding prescription medications, eye glasses and other medical de-vices, dental care, individual mental counseling and transportation to access medical services (5). In practice, however, some of these additional health services are not available in remote communities. This handbook, Your Health Benefits--A Guide for Inuit to Access Non-Insured Health Benefits, has been developed jointly by Indigenous Services Canada and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). This will also help to close the growing gap in access to oral health care services between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities. In addition, school and community clinics would have environmental benefits, as they would elimiate millions of commutes (particularly in rural areas) to and from dental offices.

  [English]This report provides the results of the Oral Health Survey of Inuit conducted by the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada in conjunction with the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Government of Nunatsiavut, Department of Health and Social Development (Newfoundland and Labrador); Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (Nunavut); and the Inuvialuit Region Corporation (Northwest Territories). Similarly, Inuit data are not comparable because for the most part, data here are for Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland Footnote 1. Survey-based First Nations and Inuit Health and Wellness Indicators are largely populated with data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) and the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS).   Inequality between most Canadians and those from Inuit and First Nations communities, in terms of both access to oral health care services and related health outcomes, has been a long-standing problem. Efforts to close this equity gap led to the creation of dental therapy training programs. These programs were designed to produce graduates who would provide services in rural and . Implications. As a result of the financing of dental care in Canada, these services are not equally accessible to all children and youth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advocates the establishment of a ‘dental home’ model for children, similar to the medical home model, which focuses on care that is comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered, accessible, coordinated, and.