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.
ODA Special Report and education campaign calls on parents and government to act immediately
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.
December 11, 2013
Toronto, ON – With the 2013 holiday season well underway, many parents are looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer. Given the impact oral health issues like tooth decay, also known as dental caries, can have on a child’s health, an oral health-related present is the perfect gift.
“Children learn more from what we do than from what we say — as parents, one of the greatest gifts we can give is to help them understand the importance of good oral health habits,” says Dr. Rick Caldwell, President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA). “Incorporating the gift of oral health into your holiday celebrations sets a positive example in their early years and will help lead to a lifetime of good oral health.”
The ODA launches music video aimed at building good oral health habits amongst kids and teens
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.
October 8, 2013
Toronto, ON – During Thanksgiving, having a drink is almost a tradition for most Ontarians, whether it’s toasting the occasion, enjoying a nice wine with dinner or indulging in an after-dinner apéritif . Whatever the reason, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants to remind you that alcohol can have an impact on your oral health – and may leave you feeling less than festive.
“It’s fine to have an occasional alcoholic drink at a holiday party or family gathering,” says Dr. Rick Caldwell, President of the ODA. “But too many drinks wear away tooth enamel and discolour teeth – moderation is key when it comes to alcohol.”