Last Thursday, the Alberta Dental Association and College released a fee guide that lists dental procedures and their suggested fees for the first time since 1997.

While organizations like the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association welcomed the news, it still noted that Alberta patients pay more for dental procedures than people in other provinces.

Read: How do Alberta’s dental fees compare to other provinces?

Alberta’s dental fees are 26 to 32 per cent higher than elsewhere in the country, said Stephen Frank, president and chief executive officer of the CLHIA, in a news release.

So just how do Alberta’s 2017 suggested fees for common dental procedures differ from those of other provinces? Benefits Canada compares the province’s 2017 suggested fees with those listed in Ontario’s and British Columbia’s fee guides.

Copyright © 2018 Transcontinental Media G.P. Originally published on benefitscanada.com
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Ross Perry:

So let me get this straight. Alberta dentists set the highest fees just when the provincial economy stutters and the waiting rooms get empty. Makes sense.

Friday, August 25 at 12:33 pm | Reply

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