Dentistry students Reid Boulet and Walter Junikiewicz ('21 DDS) roots are planted in Northern Alberta. Knowing that access to care, whether medical or dental, can be very limited for patients living in these areas – the two decided to help break these barriers.
Boulet and Junikiewicz started Access for All – a non-profit volunteer organization that centres on providing dental care in areas where access is limited in December 2019.
Along with Drs. Trudy and Blain Aucoin, Boulet and Junikiewicz took their dental mission up north to the Yukon in 2020. While in Whitehorse, the team was able to complete 300 exams on children in four different schools.
While bringing the impact of dental missions closer to home, there was one other aspect that made this mission truly unique. The Access for All team saw that every single elementary school in the territory had a dental chair, which was a part of the amazing Yukon Children’s Dental Program.