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"
TED Talk - What Causes Cavities
When a team of archeologists recently came across some 15,000-year-old human remains, they made an interesting discovery: the teeth of those ancient humans were riddled with holes. So what causes cavities, and how can we avoid them? Mel Rosenberg takes us inside our teeth to find out.
This resource provides a summary of government funded dental programs in Ontario including details of eligibility, coverage and other useful program related information.
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?
Read the letter from the Dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry supporting community water fluoridation.