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COVID-19 Dental Facts

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Understand what’s a dental emergency and why brushing and flossing is more important than ever

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March 25, 2020

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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 upcoming dental appointment, call your dentist to reschedule.

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

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The province can show their commitment to children by finally fixing the funding gap

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March 2, 2020

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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 to kids under the age of 17 from low-income families.

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Halloween Candy Horrors

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Just how badly do your treats spook your teeth?

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October 21, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — It’s that time of year again! Kids are counting down the moments until they get dressed up and roam their neighbourhoods in search of free candy. And you know adults have already started sneaking mini-sized treats at home or the office. Dentists are well aware of all the Halloween candy indulging going on and that’s why the Ontario Dental Association is passing along the frightening truth about your favourite treats and how to prevent horrifying damage to your mouth when you eat them.

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Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously

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Major funding issues are preventing vulnerable Ontarians from getting the care they need

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November 7, 2019

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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 still much confusion around how care will be provided and funded.

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Brockville Dentist is the New President of the Ontario Dental Association

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Dr. Kim Hansen hopes to end access to dental care barriers and bring wellness to the forefront

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June 1, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — A Brockville native by birth, Dr. Kim Hansen has been practicing in nearby Prescott since 1985 and has seen the major changes that have happened to his community. Witnessing the severe economic downturn in the region over the past 15 years, access to dental care issues are near and dear to his heart.

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