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How Much Does Canada Spend on Dental Care?

A SMILE IS THE PRETTIEST THING ONE CAN EVER WEAR,THEREFORE IT SHOULD BE TREATED AS THE HEART.

The following statistics display how much Canada spends on its health care system compared to dental care.
The data below shows the difference between what Canada spends on health care and dental care while looking at both public and private sector funding.
According to an article written by Andrea Janusat CTVNews.ca on September 13, 2015, "taxpayers money covers 70 per cent of health care costs to the tune of about $148 billion whiles 6 per cent of dental care costs summing up to $800 million is paid for with public funds".
Even without the graph or any type of display, one can tell the huge gap funding between the health and dental care.
Additionally, a data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information collected in 2011 states the following:
• 59 per cent of private dental care expenditures, about $6.6 billion, were paid for by insurance.
• The remaining 41 per cent some $4.6 billion, was paid by patients out-of-pocket.

The following charts and table gives a visual view of the above statement.
Table is Retrieved from www.ctvnews.ca/.../high-costs-keep-6-million-canadians-from-the-dentist.

Table is Retrieved from www.ctvnews.ca/.../high-costs-keep-6-million-canadians-from-the-dentist.

Table is Retrieved from www.ctvnews.ca/.../high-costs-keep-6-million-canadians-from-the-dentist.

  In  summary, lack or insufficient dental care for people with low-socioeconomic status is  a serious and
growing problem in Canada. That requires a dedicated and effective policy to ensure that primary prevetative measure is   applied  before it spins into a tertiary preventative measure.

Nathalina M.

Andrea Janusat(2015).High cost of 6million Canadians from the dentist each year:Report.Retrieved from http://: www.ctvnews.ca/.../high-costs-keep-6-million-canadians-from-the-dentist.
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