LogoOntario-300x216pxOntario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA)

If you're struggling with access to dental care and would like to know more about any low cost dental care options for adults and seniors that may be available in your community OR would like to help improve access to dental care in your community contact the OOHA chairperson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. more information.

The Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA) got started in January 2007 by a group of community dental coalitions who wanted to show policy makers that improving access to dental care was a goal shared by many people across Ontario.  OOHA is driven and informed by organizations and enaged individuals from around the province.

OOHA's vision is:  a
 system that allows for equitable dental care for all Ontarians 

NEW! The Ontario Oral Health Alliance congratulates the Ontario PC Party on their election win and look forward to working with them as they implement their promise of dental care for low income seniors.  Click here to read our media release.

CD Howe Commentary 250pxNEW!  Review and share with your local coalitions this encouraging report called “Filling the Cavities: Improving the Efficiency and Equity of Canada’s Dental Care System” from the CD Howe Institute  that focuses on how to improve equity in access to dental care in Canada!

Here is a quote from the report: “We believe provincial governments should take inspiration from other countries and start moving toward some form of universal dental insurance coverage; in doing so they should also consider ways in which the dental services sector could become more competitive and efficient. Policy initiatives along those lines could yield major payoffs, in terms of both equity and efficiency.”

The Liberal Government has promised a dental/drug program for Ontarians who don’t have benefits in the 2018 Ontario Budget. Click here to read OOHA’s response.

The NDP have announced plans for a Dental Program that would ensure all Ontarians have access to dental care’ click here to see OOHAs press release from March 19, 2018 - Response to NDP Dental Plan from Ontario Oral Health Alliance

 The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has committed to provide low income seniors with a dental program delivered by Community Health Centers and Public Health Units … click here to read the OOHA Media Release on PC Dental Plan

  • Oral Health Education Guides

    Follow this link to the Oral Health Education Guides from Halton Region Public Health.  It's a tool that will help teachers to teach oral health, linking oral health education and resources to learning blocks and strands found in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8.

  • Check Out fluorideexposed.org

    Your source for high quality, detailed science on fluoride and fluoridation.

    We are a non-profit charitable project with a mission to make fields related to water, health, teeth, and chemistry more transparent and accessible.

  • TED Talk - What Causes Cavities

    When a team of archeologists recently came across some 15,000-year-old human remains, they made an interesting discovery: the teeth of those ancient humans were riddled with holes. So what causes cavities, and how can we avoid them? Mel Rosenberg takes us inside our teeth to find out. Follow this link to YouTube and learn more.

  • Government Funded Programs in Ontario

    This resource, from the Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry, provides a summary of government funded dental programs in Ontario including details of eligibility, coverage and other useful program related information.

  • Resources

    Did you know that more than 2.3 million Ontarians cannot afford to see a dental professional and that one third of workers in Ontario do not have medical or dental benefits? 

    Learn more about this and more from recent resources... 

  • Support Letter from University of Toronto

    Read the letter
     from the Dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry supporting community water fluoridation.