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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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    Asking For A Friend: Is it rude to use a toothpick during a meal?

    Dr. Lisa Bentley, ODA President, helps answer this etiquette question and provides additional insight on the effectiveness of the toothpick in this piece on healthing.ca. Read the full story.

    Published Jun 27, 2022

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    The Dangers of Popular Drinks

    Learn how even "healthy" drinks can pose a threat to your teeth.

    Published Jun 21, 2022

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    Women’s Health Week

    It's Women's Health Week. Learn how important oral health care is to a health lifestyle and what women should watch for.

    Published May 10, 2022

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    6 things to know about cannabis and oral health

    Using cannabis, whether smoking it or eating it, can lead to oral health issues. Here are six things to be aware of.

    Published Apr 19, 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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    Ontario Dental Association offers tips for a healthy smile during the pandemic and over the holidays

    Dr. David Stevenson recently spoke to Global News Morning Kingston about the proper order to brush, floss and use mouthwash for a full effect.

    Published Dec 17, 2021

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    Giving the Gift of Dental Tips

    The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is spreading festive cheer by giving everyone the gift of better dental knowledge.

    Published Dec 8, 2021

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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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    Creepiest Halloween Candies List

    October 25, 2021 TORONTO, ON — Whether sugary or savoury, everyone has at least one favourite Halloween snack but just how good or bad is it for your teeth? Dentists know there’s going to be a lot of indulging in the coming days but hope everyone will try to be responsible about it. With that […]

    Published Oct 28, 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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