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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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    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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    Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously

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

    Published Nov 7, 2019

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    Seniors’ Dental Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired

    Province’s dental plan for seniors could force them into government-run institutions for care TORONTO, ON — For years, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has made it clear that we want to work with the province to make sure Ontarians get the proper dental care they need. The seniors’ dental plan described in today’s provincial budget […]

    Published Apr 11, 2019

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    Dentists Head to Queen’s Park to Find Dental Care Funding Solution

    65 dentists are meeting with MPPs to try fixing the funding gap in public dental programs TORONTO, ON — Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) are heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need. At […]

    Published Apr 1, 2019

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