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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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    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’s Dentists Asking for $50 million Investment in Kids’ Dental Program

    The province can show their commitment to children by finally fixing the funding gap TORONTO, ON — The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has made a formal request to the provincial government to fix its dental program for children with a $50 million investment. The money is to support Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) which provides care […]

    Published Mar 2, 2020

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    Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously

    Major funding issues are preventing vulnerable Ontarians from getting the care they need TORONTO, ON — Following the fall economic statement, Ontario’s dentists are frustrated the province missed yet another opportunity to fix the severe funding gap in public dental programs. The provincial government is also launching the seniors’ dental program, even though there is […]

    Published Nov 7, 2019

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    Seniors’ Dental Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired

    Province’s dental plan for seniors could force them into government-run institutions for care TORONTO, ON — For years, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has made it clear that we want to work with the province to make sure Ontarians get the proper dental care they need. The seniors’ dental plan described in today’s provincial budget […]

    Published Apr 11, 2019

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    Dentists Head to Queen’s Park to Find Dental Care Funding Solution

    65 dentists are meeting with MPPs to try fixing the funding gap in public dental programs TORONTO, ON — Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) are heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need. At […]

    Published Apr 1, 2019

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