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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 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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    Plexiglass, more mouthwash and a lot of questions. What to expect when you go back to the dentist

    Dr. Lesli Hapak, president of the Ontario Dental Association discusses what you can expect when you go back to your dentist.

    Published Jul 28, 2020

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    Dental Care Slowly Resumes But Not Like Usual

    We’re still in a pandemic so dentists have new rules to follow to keep everyone protectedTORONTO, ON — After 12 weeks of restrictions, Ontario’s dentists got the green light last night to re-open their offices. While you can now book an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning or any other treatment, the Ontario Dental […]

    Published Jun 1, 2020

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    COVID-19 Dental Facts

    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 […]

    Published Mar 25, 2020

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