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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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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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    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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    Flossing your teeth may protect against cognitive decline, research shows

    Good oral health habits such as brushing and flossing may prevent cognitive impairment and dementia. See the full story on CNN.

    Published Jul 9, 2021

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    WRH Doctor Heads Up Ontario Dental Association and Emphasizes Dentist Offices are Safe

    Dr. Charles Frank, the new ODA President, discusses his career, goals as president of the ODA and the safety of Dental Offices in this story on the Windsor Regional Hospital website.

    Published Jun 24, 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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