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Ontario’s five dental programs are massively underfunded and that has to change TORONTO, ON — Hailing from every region of the province, dozens of dentists are heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs the time has come for the province to finally take care of its dental programs. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) […]

Published Nov 1, 2022

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Learn what the Canadian Dental Care Plan could mean for you and why Ontario dentists want to be involved in ensuring it works for everyone.

Published Aug 18, 2022

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    Dentists Go to Queen’s Park For Dental Program Funding

    Dr. Maneesh Jain appeared on Newstalk 1010’s The Rush to discuss the chronic underfunding of provincial dental programs. Listen to the interview on Newstalk 1010’s website.

    Published Nov 3, 2022

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    Dentists Head to Queen’s Park for Dental Program Funding

    Ontario’s five dental programs are massively underfunded and that has to change TORONTO, ON — Hailing from every region of the province, dozens of dentists are heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs the time has come for the province to finally take care of its dental programs. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) […]

    Published Nov 1, 2022

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    Canada’s dental care plan: Experts urge feds to provide timeline, more details

    Host Alex Pierson speaks with Dr. Lisa Bentley, President of the Ontario Dental Association, on 640AM Toronto.

    Published Aug 24, 2022

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    What the Canadian Dental Care Plan Could Mean for You

    Learn what the Canadian Dental Care Plan could mean for you and why Ontario dentists want to be involved in ensuring it works for everyone.

    Published Aug 18, 2022

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    ODA Calling on Newly Elected Government to Fix Ontario’s Dental Programs

    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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    Provincial Budget Fails to Properly Fund Dental Programs, Again

    The new provincial budget fails to properly fund dental programs again despite years of the ODA asking for a meaningful commitment to fund provincial dental programs.

    Published Apr 28, 2022

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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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    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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    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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