Edmonton soldier battles Ottawa to get dental work done

EDMONTON — An Edmonton solider has served his country for 23 years, during which he was deployed twice to Afghanistan. Now, with just a few months left before his retirement, he’s in a battle with the Department of National Defence over dental work. 414 more words

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EDMONTON — An Edmonton solider has served his country for 23 years, during which he was deployed twice to Afghanistan. Now, with just a few months left before his retirement, he’s in a battle with the Department of National Defence over dental work.

Eighteen months ago, Sgt. Dwain Bergeron went to the dentist at CFB Edmonton, where he got a tooth pulled. He was told he would need a dental bridge, which the dentist started prep work for.

But this past October, the 48-year-old received an email from a dental assistant at the base.

“It said, basically, my appointment was cancelled due to no funding available, and that I would be put on a list to have another [appointment] booked.”

The email also said: “we have no money until April.” That’s when Bergeron is set to retire. And once he’s out of the military, he’ll have to pay for his…

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