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THE ONTARIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION WELCOMES DR. GERALD SMITH OF THUNDER BAY AS NEW PRESIDENT FOR 2014-2015

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NEWS RELEASE
June 2, 2014

TORONTO, ON — Dr. Gerald Smith has been installed as the new President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the professional association that represents more than 8,000 dentists in Ontario. His term commenced on June 1.

A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Smith has practised in Thunder Bay for the past 27 years and is a staff dentist at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Smith’s desire to enter the field of dentistry grew out of a childhood conviction that his interest in science and biology could lead to a profession in the health-care field. “One of the wonderful things about being a dentist is that you tend to retain your patients for a long time – I have patients who started coming to me as children and who are now parents – and who bring their kids to see me.“

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THE ONTARIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES MINISTERS, ASSOCIATE MINISTER, AND PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANTS ON THEIR NEW ROLES

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July 2, 2014

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) congratulates the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, MPP St. Paul’s, on his recent appointment to Ontario’s Cabinet as the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, along with Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Long-Term Care and Wellness) the Honourable Dipika Damerla, MPP Mississauga East-Cooksville. Congratulations also extend to John Fraser, MPP Ottawa South and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health (Health), and Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP Halton and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Long-Term Care).

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Ontario Dental Association Says Tooth Decay is an Infectious Disease

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ODA Special Report and education campaign calls on parents and government to act immediately

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November 18, 2008


Toronto, ON –Tooth decay is an infectious disease that parents and government must prevent at the earliest stage announced the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) at a press conference today.

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ONTARIO DENTAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SPOUSAL TREATMENT IS NOW PERMITTED IN ONTARIO

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July 11, 2014

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is pleased to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) regulation permitting dentists in Ontario to treat their spouses has been approved by Ontario's Cabinet on July 10, 2014. The regulation comes into force immediately. Bill 70, the Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Spousal Exception), 2013 received unanimous support in Ontario's Legislature when it passed on October 23, 2013.

The Ontario Dental Association, representing approximately 8,600 dentists, or over 91 percent of registered dentists in Ontario, along with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario were instrumental in bringing about this change for regulated health-care professionals and their spouses.

The passage of this regulation means that access to care for spouses of dentists in rural or northern communities may no longer be an issue. Spouses have been granted the ability to choose the dentist of their preference, including their spouse.

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APRIL IS ORAL HEALTH MONTH: TIME TO BRUSH UP

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The ODA launches music video aimed at building good oral health habits amongst kids and teens

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April 1, 2014

TORONTO, ON – April is Oral Health Month and this year the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is launching a music video. We Be Brushin’ is aimed at raising awareness amongst younger Ontarians about the importance of brushing and flossing in a fun and innovative way through music.

“Oral health care is a very critical part of overall health and this year we’ve taken a more creative approach to help children and youth build oral habits that will last them a lifetime,” says Dr. Rick Caldwell, ODA President. "We're hoping to reach as many young people as possible to get them brushing up on good oral hygiene habits."

The new music video is posted on the ODA’s web site youroralhealth.ca as well as the association’s YouTube channel OntarioDentalAssoc. The video was originally produced by the Manitoba Dental Association and made available to the ODA through the ongoing collaboration amongst dental associations across the province – including the Canadian Dental Association.

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