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April 9, 2019 News News

Free Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors to Be Announced in Budget

by The Canadian Press

Ontario will be announcing free dental care for low-income seniors in Thursday’s budget, The Canadian Press has learned. Anyone 65 and over in the province making under $19,300 — or $32,300 for couples — would qualify, said senior government sources

April 4, 2019 News News

Dentists From Northeastern Ontario Join Larger Protest in Queen’s Park

by CBC News

Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association will be at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need. Dr. LouAnn Visconti is a dentist from

March 24, 2019 News News

Internal Strife Continues at Dental College as Employees Seek Independent Investigation

by Robert Cribb, Toronto Star

An escalating war of words between the leadership of the province’s dental watchdog and its employees has prompted calls for an independent investigation into an alleged toxic workplace culture of “bullying and harassment” that is undermining the public interest. On

February 4, 2019 News News

Getting Dental Problems Out of Emergency Rooms Requires Better Funding, Says Dental Association

by CBC News

More than 60-thousand patients a year are seen in the emergency room — for dental treatment that should be provided in a dentist’s office. The Ontario Dental Association said there needs to be more funding provided to dentists, which would

January 30, 2019 News News

Ontario Dental Association Asking Province to Invest in Public Dental Programs

by Phi Doan, Kitchener Today

Going to the dentist can be very expensive if you don’t have a dental plan, which is why the Ontario Dental Association is asking the Ford government to invest in public dental programs. Dr. David Stevenson is the President of

December 18, 2018 News News

Ontario’s Dental Watchdog Bares Sharp Teeth Against Critics

by Robert Cribb and Kenyon Wallace, Toronto Star

Describing a toxic work environment fuelled by bullying and favouritism, more than two dozen current and former staff and executives of the province’s dental regulator have been waging a quiet war against their leadership. In response, lawyers for the Royal

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access