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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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    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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    Giving the Gift of Dental Tips

    The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is spreading festive cheer by giving everyone the gift of better dental knowledge.

    Published Dec 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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