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As the new president of the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Lisa Bentley is calling on newly re-elected Premier Doug Ford to do better for the hundreds of thousands of people in need of dental care by fully funding the province’s dental programs.

Published Jun 6, 2022

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On June 1, 2022, the Ontario Dental Association welcomes Dr. Lisa Bentley as its new President. She will help guide the ODA through the next year.

Published Jun 1, 2022

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    Head of the Ontario Dental Association shares the most common oral health mistakes

    ODA president, Dr. Charles Frank says people need to pay more attention to their oral health.

    Published Apr 14, 2022

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    COVID-19 Protocols Staying in Place at Dental Offices

    With public health measures easing in many communities across Ontario, it's important to know enhanced safety measures will remain in place at dental offices.

    Published Mar 21, 2022

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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 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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    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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    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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    Mask mouth: What is it and how can you prevent it?

    Lesli Hapak, the president of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) discusses "mask mouth" and how it can be prevented.

    Published Nov 13, 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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