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To say this pandemic is a fluid situation is an understatement and the latest confusion everyone is dealing with is vaccination status. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is hoping to add clarity to the situation by letting you know what to expect at your next appointment and what kind of information your dentist is allowed […]

Published Sep 22, 2021

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If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist during the pandemic, now’s the time for a check-up.

Published Jul 19, 2021

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    Is there a risk of dental procedures being delayed because of staff shortages?

    ODA President-Elect Dr. Lisa Bentley recently appeared on the Kelly Cutrara show to discuss how recent government restrictions impact the safety of dental offices.

    Published Jan 10, 2022

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    Ontario Dental Association offers tips for a healthy smile during the pandemic and over the holidays

    Dr. David Stevenson recently spoke to Global News Morning Kingston about the proper order to brush, floss and use mouthwash for a full effect.

    Published Dec 17, 2021

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    Giving the Gift of Dental Tips

    The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is spreading festive cheer by giving everyone the gift of better dental knowledge.

    Published Dec 8, 2021

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    Who’s Not Getting Dental Care in Ontario?

    Dr. Christina Heidinger, chair of the Political Action Committee at the Ontario Dental Association recently appeared on TVO’s The Agenda to discuss access to dental care in Ontario. Watch the full episode on TVO.

    Published Nov 17, 2021

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    Creepiest Halloween Candies List

    October 25, 2021 TORONTO, ON — Whether sugary or savoury, everyone has at least one favourite Halloween snack but just how good or bad is it for your teeth? Dentists know there’s going to be a lot of indulging in the coming days but hope everyone will try to be responsible about it. With that […]

    Published Oct 28, 2021

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    Statement on Indigenous Peoples, Truth and Reconciliation

    *Content Warning* The following information relates to and references Residential Schools, Assimilation, Ongoing Harm, Colonial Impacts. September 30, 2021 – The Ontario Dental Association was created more than 150 years ago with a goal of providing quality dental care to Ontarians. But like any institution with a long history in Canada, we recognize inequalities in […]

    Published Sep 27, 2021

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    Vaccination Proof at the Dentist

    Dr. David Stevenson, head of the ODA Pandemic Recovery Working Group, recently appeared on Newstalk 1010’s Jerry Agar show. There he discussed what information your dentist may ask you about your vaccination status and what you can ask your dentist about their vaccination status. You can listen to the interview on Newstalk 1010’s website.

    Published Sep 23, 2021

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    Vaccination Status at the Dental Clinic

    To say this pandemic is a fluid situation is an understatement and the latest confusion everyone is dealing with is vaccination status. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is hoping to add clarity to the situation by letting you know what to expect at your next appointment and what kind of information your dentist is allowed […]

    Published Sep 22, 2021

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    Ontario Dental Association President urging you to get a checkup if you avoided it during COVID-19

    Dr. Charles Frank, ODA President understands why people may be reluctant to visit the dentist, but urges people to get a check-up. Listen to this clip from his interview on PTBOtoday.

    Published Jul 22, 2021

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    Show Your Teeth Some Love

    If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist during the pandemic, now’s the time for a check-up.

    Published Jul 19, 2021

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