I Since July 1, 1960, has any Indian child other than one attending the Hazelton amalgamated school in British Columbia had any teeth extracted by a dentist or dentists within the government service?
2. If so, what is for each such child, the name, the village from which each came, the date and number of extractions, and the name of the dentist?
Answer by: Hon. J. W. Monteith (Minister of National Health and Welfare):
2. See list attached.
The names of the patients are not shown as this would involve giving information which is normally considered as confidential between the practitioner and his patient.
As many of the children for whom dental services were carried out are in residential schools, the department is unable to indicate in each instance the village from which each child came. However, clinic locations are shown on the attached list.
While this inquiry relates to dental extractions only, it should be noted that more than 1,350 single tooth restorations as well as a considerable number of prosthodontic appliances were provided to Indian children in British Columbia during this same period.
DENTIST-Dr. C. J. Bannerman
Location of clinic