Alberta Gets New Dental Fee Guide, Drops Prices by 8.5% For 60 Different Procedures

Minister Hoffman chatting with a patient at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Dental Clinic after the announcement of Alberta’s 2018 dental fee guide

Alberta has not had a dental fee guide in more than two decades. A 2016 review found Albertans pay more than other provinces for certain dental procedures.

The provincial government has issued a new dental fee guide it hopes will give Albertans an extra tool to help save money and get value when they head to the dentist. The new fee guide suggests a drop of 8.5% percent in prices for 60 common dental procedures. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says the government partnered with the Alberta Dental Association and College to make sure dental health is affordable and transparent. Alberta hasn't had a dental fee guide in more than 20 years. A review in 2016 though found Albertans pay more than other provinces for certain types of dental work. The new fee guide goes into effect January 1st. - Pat Siedlecki

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