Topical Issues

Photograph of Dr. Ken Wright Breaking down barriers

More than 6.8 million Canadians avoid going to the dentist because of cost each year. Schulich Dentistry faculty and learners are finding innovative ways to break down the barriers to accessible dental care.

Photograph of dental tools Are you afraid of the dentist?

Studies have shown anywhere from 48 to 60 per cent of people experience a form of dental anxiety or extreme fear. In 2020, there are many strategies dentists use to address this, including sedation and sleep dentistry for the most fearful patients.