Laurie Scott says she has heard the concerns of the Ontario Oral Health Alliance.

The Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock M.P.P. says the O.O.H.A. has reached out to her and other M.P.P’s in its quest to have oral health included in provincial coverage.

Scott says she thinks there is a role that dentists, the government as well as communities can play in expanding dentistry care in the province, but that the responsibility should not fall only on dentists.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit Promotor Anna Rusak made a presentation last week to county council asking for its support.

Scott adds she has seen the presentation and says the lack of proper dental care can hold people back from living their lives.

According to the report Rusak brought to council, there were 210 emergency room visits in the county for oral health issues in 2015.

Click here to see the report shown to council.