When you visit your dentist’s office you’ll meet a team of dental professionals. Get to know the different members of the dental team.
When it comes to taking care of your dental health, nobody knows more than your dentist.
In this section, you can learn about:
- Each member of the dental team and what they do
- Dental fees and how they’re set
- Dental benefits and how they work
- Government dental programs and eligibility
- Health and safety measures in the dental office
- How your personal data is protected
- How to resolve problems about dental treatment
Prepare for Your Next Visit
From dental benefit plans to health and safety precautions, we’ve broken down what you can expect at your next appointment, and more.
More than 30,000 different dental benefit plans in Ontario. It’s important to understand your dental plan and your responsibilities.
The best way to minimize your dental costs is to practice good oral hygiene.
Your safety is your dentist’s priority. There are guidelines that all dentists must follow to protect you.
All the information on your medical history questionnaire is kept private. It is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality.
There are several federal, provincial and municipal government programs that offer some form of dental coverage. Read more to learn what they cover and whether you qualify.
The ODA Patient-Dentist Mediation Program can be an effective and impartial means for resolving disputes between a patient and their dentist.
Visit a dentist near you
Find an ODA-member dentist in your area using our online tool.