OOHA Symposium 2019 Material

Person getting teeth checked by a dentist


Setting the context: Progress on Advocacy for Expanded Access to Dental Care

Sue Hochu & Anna Rusak, Ontario Oral Health Alliance

Making Effective Use of Resources at the Local Level - Examples from Communities across Ontario

Ashley Chiarello and Fran Berry, Niagara Dental Health Coalition

Jo-Anne Orton, Oxford Oral Health Initiative

Beatrice Costello, City of Hamilton, Public Health Services


Expanding Access to Dental Care in Canada

Dr. Peter Cooney, Former Chief Dental Officer for Canada


Getting ready for October's Federal Election

Jacquie Maund, Ontario Oral Health Alliance




  • 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...