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General · 17th November 2009
Lisa Marie Gruger
Have you recently tried to access dental care in Campbell River or Courtenay-Comox?
Did you face any barriers to accessing dental services?
Are you interested in being interviewed as part of the North Island Dental Access Research Project?


The North Island Dental Access Research Project explores the issue of access to dental care in Campbell River and Courtenay-Comox. As part of this study, we are interested in interviewing individuals who have recently tried to access dental care in these communities. We are interested to hear about your experiences – both positive and negative – and what suggestions you may have to improve access to dental services in this area.

To participate in this study means agreeing to an interview with myself that is expected to take about thirty minutes. With your permission the interview will be audio taped.

Interviews are being scheduled on
Tuesday December 8th afternoon & Wednesday December 9th morning
At The Island Jade Society
101 – 500 South Dogwood Street


Participation is completely voluntary, and compensation for participation is available. Confidentiality will be protected and your name will not be included nor will personal identifying information be revealed in the reporting of this research. This research has received ethical approval from both the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the University of British Columbia.

If you are interested in hearing more about the study or wish to participate, please contact Bruce at bbwinterchange.ubc.ca or call me at 1-250-382-7147. You may also wish to contact my supervisor Dr. Michael MacEntee at 604-822-3564.