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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 

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Filling the Gap: Expanded Access to Dental Care in Ontario and Canada”

Niagara College, Welland Campus, Friday April 26, 2019

Click here for Presentations from the day

CD Howe Commentary 250pxReview 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.”



  • New!!  The 2019 Federal Election is Coming this October

    Take Action – Preparing for the October Federal Election: Let’s call for Dental Care For All!  


    Click here to read more!


  • Video -The Gap in Healthcare in Ontario

    This video introduces the problem of access to oral health care in our province in less than 4 minutes. Use this short but effective Whiteboard video as an advocacy tool to help influence community partners and local policy makers to take action to improve access to oral health care in Ontario click on the link to view the video:  https://youtu.be/LTB9bVxNnQc.


  • Lack of Access to Dental Care - UPDATED

    Did you know that every 9 minutes someone goes to an Emergency Room in Ontario because of dental pain & every 3 minutes someone goes to a doctor’s office in Ontario because of dental problems??

    Find out more about the lack of access to dental care in Ontario with this updated information sheet with dental related emergency room and doctor visit statistics. 

  • Ontario Oral Health Alliance 2018 Election Ask

    OOHA advocated its proposal for a dental program for low income adults and seniors to all three political parties prior to the June 2018 Provincial Election. As a result, all parties made dental care promises. Read a summary of the problem and OOHA’s Proposal here.


  • FACT SHEET on Oral Health and Seniors 

    What is the Problem? 

    Medicare pays to treat infection in every other part of the body except for the mouth. 

    Many people experience barriers accessing primary oral health care, including cost, transportation, fear of seeing a dentist, and the belief that oral health is not that important. 

    Since it is not covered by Medicare and is very expensive.......

    Click here to learn more...