Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA)
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
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
NEW! 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