OOHA Symposium 2016

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The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry


OAPHD-LogoOAPHD 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"


OAPHD Strategic Plan 2014-2017 (pdf)

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. 





Did you know that more than 2.3 million Ontarians cannot afford to see a dental professional and that one third of workers in Ontario do not have medical or dental benefits? 

Learn more about this and more from recent resources... 






UofT logoSupport Letter from University of Toronto

Read the letter from the Dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry supporting community water fluoridation.