Canada’s healthcare system receives a lot of praise. However, dental care in Canada more closely resembles a private United States-style healthcare system than one worthy of applause.
Many Canadians rely on work related insurance to access dental care, leaving those without to pay the high fees out-of-pocket. This results in dental care being provided based on one’s ability to pay rather than the need for care, which has many consequences. Those who are unable to afford care do not get what they need.