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The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is calling for the provincial government to include dentists in the early rounds of vaccine recipients.

Published Jan 6, 2021

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Dr. David Stevenson, Chair of the ODA’s Pandemic Recovery Working Group, appeared on CTV Morning Live Ottawa on March 9 to discuss the addition of dentistry into the Very High Priority Group in the Ministry of Health’s vaccine framework. View the video on the CTV website.

Published Mar 19, 2021

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    ADVICE: Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    COVID-19 has changed everything, including our oral health habits. Dr. Lesli Hapak, President of the Ontario Dental Association, explains why it's important to see your dentist for regular checkups and talks about the ways dental offices are ensuring the safety of their patients.

    Published May 14, 2021

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    Ottawa Dentists to Recieve Vaccines

    Dr. David Stevenson, Chair of the ODA’s Pandemic Recovery Working Group, appeared on CTV Morning Live Ottawa on March 9 to discuss the addition of dentistry into the Very High Priority Group in the Ministry of Health’s vaccine framework. View the video on the CTV website.

    Published Mar 19, 2021

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    Pakistani teen who had to eat through a straw receives one-of-a-kind surgery in Toronto

    ODA member Dr. Marco Caminiti led a team of doctors in a very rare surgical feat to replace the hinge of Muneeb Shahzad’s jaw with a prosthesis to help him eat, speak and have a normal life. Amazing and inspiring! Read the article on the CTV News website.

    Published Mar 19, 2021

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    Is An Electric Toothbrush Worth It?

    Dr. Lesli Hapak, periodontist and president of the Ontario Dental Association, discusses the benefits of electric toothbrushes in this piece from Chatelaine.

    Published Jan 21, 2021

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    Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is calling for the provincial government to include dentists in the early rounds of vaccine recipients.

    Published Jan 6, 2021

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    How to Have a Merry and Mindful Holiday

    The holiday season is going to be different for everyone this year. People will still be celebrating and the Ontario Dental Association has some helpful tips on how to keep your dental health in check this month.

    Published Dec 7, 2020

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    Mask mouth: What is it and how can you prevent it?

    Lesli Hapak, the president of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) discusses "mask mouth" and how it can be prevented.

    Published Nov 13, 2020

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    Creepin’ it Real with Your Teeth

    Channel your inner cavity slayer to avoid total dental doom. TORONTO, ON — There may not be as much trick or treating going on this October, but cavities are always up for a Halloween party and millions of candies, chocolates and chips are going to be devoured by people of all ages in the days […]

    Published Oct 26, 2020

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    How to Tame Mask Mouth

    TORONTO, ON — We all know wearing a mask is an important way to help keep each other healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, “mask mouth” is a smelly condition too many people have come to know. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has some tips to stay fresh under your mask. You guessed it — […]

    Published Sep 21, 2020

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    Plexiglass, more mouthwash and a lot of questions. What to expect when you go back to the dentist

    Dr. Lesli Hapak, president of the Ontario Dental Association discusses what you can expect when you go back to your dentist.

    Published Jul 28, 2020

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