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

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 ooha@oaphd.on.ca 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.

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Lack of Access to Dental Care

Did you know that every 9 minutes someone goes to an Emergency Room in Ontario because of dental pain and 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. 

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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.