Living in Ontario affords us many different benefits. Not only are we privy to a beautiful province that houses the capital city of the whole country, but also we are lucky enough to benefit from health care that is provided to all citizens of the province. Yes, other provinces have similar government funded health care initiatives in place and yes, dental care is usually excluded in these plans, but the one thing that seems to be an issue is the regulation of fees.
In Alberta, the dental fees are not only unregulated, but the amount of money that a procedure can vary by is astronomical. Dependent on the specific dental clinic in question, the filling of one single tooth can vary from $100 to $600. The Albertan government is currently reviewing and looking into the matter.
The tooth of the matter is that many people live on either a fixed income, or have to mind their budget on spending very closely. Having the ability to choose between dental clinics is great as you have the power to pick a spot that is accessible and affordable. Without any type of fee regulation however, your clinic of choice could decide to raise prices suddenly and without notice, which can leave you and your mouth, in a bind.