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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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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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Brush up on Dental History

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This Oral Health Month, see how far dentistry has come over the last 150 years

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April 3. 2017

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TORONTO, ON - Spring is a time of looking forward but the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is taking you on a journey back in time to see just how advanced dentistry has become. Oral Health Month is now underway and in honour of the ODA’s 150th anniversary this year, we put together an incredible website detailing the fascinating and, sometimes alarming, history of dentistry in Ontario.

Did you know anyone, regardless of training, could call themselves a dentist? Or that it was common for the local blacksmith to yank people’s teeth out? Even toothpaste used to be made with sugar! You can find all sorts of interesting facts in the evolution of dentistry in Ontario at https://150.oda.ca.

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Dentists Head to Queen’s Park to Find Dental Care Funding Solution

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65 dentists are meeting with MPPs to try fixing the funding gap in public dental programs

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April 1, 2019

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TORONTO, ON — Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) are heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need.

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Ontario Legislative Assembly Proclaims "Ontario Dentist Day"

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All-party collaboration recognizes the great work dentists do in Ontario 

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April 26, 2017

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TORONTO, ON — In recognition of the many contributions the province’s dentists make to the oral – and overall – health of their communities, and in honour of the year of the Ontario Dental Association’s 150th anniversary, the Ontario Legislative Assembly has proclaimed April 26, 2017 as Ontario Dentist Day.

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