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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Dental Care Slowly Resumes But Not Like Usual

    We’re still in a pandemic so dentists have new rules to follow to keep everyone protectedTORONTO, ON — After 12 weeks of restrictions, Ontario’s dentists got the green light last night to re-open their offices. While you can now book an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning or any other treatment, the Ontario Dental […]

    Published Jun 1, 2020

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    COVID-19 Dental Facts

    TORONTO, ON — Emergency dental care is considered an essential service and the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to know what treatments you can expect during this time of social distancing in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dentists have been directed not to do check-ups, non-emergency or cosmetic procedures so if you have an […]

    Published Mar 25, 2020

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