The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry
OAPHD is an association of dental professionals whose prime interest is the oral health of the general public. Our members work in local public health departments and provide oral health information and services for the communities. Other members include university faculty and students who have an interest in public health dentistry. OAPHD promotes oral health and advocates for improved access to dental care for all Ontarians.
OAPHD - "Dedicated to health for all by assuring optimal oral health"
Learn some tips to keep your kids' teeth healthy and how you can contact your local Public Health Unit for information about dental programs
NEW! Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program:
Recommendations to Ensure Program Effectiveness
Low-income seniors are a particularly vulnerable population with unique oral health needs. The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) will provide needed dental services to this population group. This program is intended to help reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital, prevent chronic disease and increase quality of life for seniors in Ontario. A group of experts on seniors’ oral health programming have written a white paper to the Ministry of Health with recommendations to ensure effective program design and implementation of the OSDCP. This group includes Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry members from public health units (PHUs), the Alliance for Healthier Communities (representing Community Health Centres and Aboriginal Health Access Centres), and the Ontario Oral Health Alliance. See link to the white paper … Download - Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program: Recommendations to Ensure Program Effectiveness - July 2019