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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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