25 – Brant – “Oral Health”

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Original Recording Date November 27th 2015

Guests: Peggy, Gael and Emily (Oral Health Conversation)

Peggy and Gael came to Brant with a message: They would like the mouth put back in the body – for oral health to be covered and cared for in our current medical system.  There are (thankfully) some wonderful programs that address this problem for children, but similar programs don’t exist for our adult and elderly community.  This is an issue that doesn’t just affect our low income-community – very few people without dental plans can afford to have any of their oral health issues addressed, and as a result many people leave problems unaddressed, living in chronic pain, which can lead to more severe issues like depression, an inability to effectively work or eat, and additional major medical problems.

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