The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry
OAPHD is an association of dental professionals whose prime interest is the oral health of the general public. Our members work in local public health departments and provide oral health information and services for the communities. Other members include university faculty and students who have an interest in public health dentistry. OAPHD promotes oral health and advocates for improved access to dental care for all Ontarians.
OAPHD - "Dedicated to health for all by assuring optimal oral health"
NEW - OAPHD Strategic Plan 2014-2017 (pdf)
NEW - OAPHD Strategic Plan 2014-2017 Summary (pdf)
Financial Assistance in Ontario
For the most part, Ontario residents pay out-of-pocket or use private dental insurances for their dental care.
There are programs or clinics, however, that help to provide some access to care for the most vulnerable.
Learn more from reports and resoucres published in the past few years like "Staying Ahead of the Curve", "Oral Health - More than just cavities" and "Report on Access to Dental Care and Oral Health in Ontario".