This program supports and complements the Children’s Oral Health Initiative. Dental Therapy strives to improve, and ultimately maintain the oral health of First Nations living on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities at a level comparable to other Canadians living in similar conditions. Service provided federally or by band-employed dental therapists.
In most FNIH regions dental therapists serve all members of a community. Where there are associated with COHI, their target clientele is children aged 0-7, their parents and caregivers, and pregnant women.
Mary-Lou Sanderson, Team Lead/Program Manager