The Dental clinic has been in operation since September 1987. A full range of services includes examination, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride application, fitting, extraction, root canal treatment, crown and bridge treatments and denture construction. A dental program is available for children attending reserve schools, pending consent of parents/guardians. Referrals are made for patients requiring specialized treatment. The staff consists of dentist and three dental assistants.
Coverage for dental services is determined on an individual basis, taking into consideration the current oral health status, past client history, accumulated scientific research and availability of treatment alternatives.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Dr. Becky Baer
Does a wide array of dental care including extractions, crowns, root canals, etc. She works with patients requiring her services with dentures (partial or full), with children requiring dental treatments. Dr. Baer works closely with the local schools throughout the school year to provide dental care to the students. Preventative is provided to the patients with the support of three dental assistants.
Provide a variety of patient care, office and dental laboratory duties. The Dental Assistants will obtain dental records ensuring that all information is current and accurate. They assist the Dentist chair-side using their expertise with procedures and patient comfort.
The Dental Assistants sterilize and disinfect instruments, prepare trays for dental procedures and instruct patients regarding dental procedures. Also work with patients on post-operative and general oral health care.
The Dental Clinic works closely with the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program. NIHB from First Nations and Inuit Health Branch pays for all dental work and treatments on the Dental Benefit List.
The NIHB Director advocates on behalf of patients who have been rejected for health benefits by appealing, using the three level of the Appeal process.