Looking for the opportunity to provide greater, more equitable access to preventative oral health care, the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association met with the province this week.
Kellie Watson, Register Executive Director for the SDHA said good progress was made in their first meeting.
“There’s certainly a lot more work to do but, we had an excellent day yesterday (Monday) we met with many MLA’s and had a great conversation with the Minister of Health, he’s planning to meet with us in May and I think the door has been opened and I think we will be able to make good progress,” Watson said.
Watson said they would like to see new legislation that would allow them easier access to northern communities and care homes.
She adds with Saskatchewan having a high rate of preventative oral health care issues allowing dental hygienists greater access would go a long way to reducing preventative oral diseases.