Oral health is important for overall health but many Perth County adults have a hard time getting dental care. Just over half of residents have insurance for dental expenses – a lower proportion than Ontario as a whole. People without any form of coverage must pay out-of-pocket for dental care. This can create a big financial burden and prevent people from going to a dental professional.
The Health Unit has been collecting stories from Perth County adults about the challenges they face with getting dental care, and how this affects their lives. We hope to increase understanding of these challenges in the community. Below are the stories we’ve received.
Would you like to share your story?
You must be at least 18 years old and live in Perth County.
You can submit your story online. You can also share your story by phone or in person. Call 519-271-7600 or toll-free 1-877-271-7348 extension 245.