Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT104 - (Alta-Dentists-Fees) EDMONTON. x-15s. A government review has found that Albertans are paying more than other Canadians to go to the dentist, but the province is stopping short of regulating fees. Instead, the N-D-P government says it will work with dentists to develop a fee guide to allow patients to shop around for services. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says Alberta looked at what is working in other provinces. ("..a fee guide.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Costs are higher for dentists to operate in Alberta. The review says hygienists are paid up to 18 dollars an hour more than in the rest of the country and assistants are paid up to 10 dollars an hour more.

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