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Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously

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Major funding issues are preventing vulnerable Ontarians from getting the care they need

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November 7, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — Following the fall economic statement, Ontario’s dentists are frustrated the province missed yet another opportunity to fix the severe funding gap in public dental programs. The provincial government is also launching the seniors’ dental program, even though there is still much confusion around how care will be provided and funded.

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Halloween Candy Horrors

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Just how badly do your treats spook your teeth?

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October 21, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — It’s that time of year again! Kids are counting down the moments until they get dressed up and roam their neighbourhoods in search of free candy. And you know adults have already started sneaking mini-sized treats at home or the office. Dentists are well aware of all the Halloween candy indulging going on and that’s why the Ontario Dental Association is passing along the frightening truth about your favourite treats and how to prevent horrifying damage to your mouth when you eat them.

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Brockville Dentist is the New President of the Ontario Dental Association

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Dr. Kim Hansen hopes to end access to dental care barriers and bring wellness to the forefront

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June 1, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — A Brockville native by birth, Dr. Kim Hansen has been practicing in nearby Prescott since 1985 and has seen the major changes that have happened to his community. Witnessing the severe economic downturn in the region over the past 15 years, access to dental care issues are near and dear to his heart.

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Summer Spirits Can Tarnish Your Teeth

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Remember these tooth-saving tips before you take a sip

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June 24, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — It’s summertime and that means vacations, socializing and relaxing with family, friends and lots of food and drink. There has also been a lot of talk recently about easier access to alcohol in corner stores across the province, but it’s important to remember the impact too much alcohol can have on your health – including the damage it can do to your mouth.

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Seniors’ Dental Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Province’s dental plan for seniors could force them into government-run institutions for care

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April 11, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — For years, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has made it clear that we want to work with the province to make sure Ontarians get the proper dental care they need. The seniors’ dental plan described in today’s provincial budget falls short of that on substance and details.

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