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" 


Image of a blue smiley face with sugar cubes for teeth and text "Brush Up on the Facts: Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy". Link to webpages.

 

Learn some tips to keep your kids' teeth healthy and how you can contact your local Public Health Unit for information about dental programs


 

  • Oral Health Education Guides

    Follow this link to the Oral Health Education Guides from Halton Region Public Health.  It's a tool that will help teachers to teach oral health, linking oral health education and resources to learning blocks and strands found in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8.

  • Check Out fluorideexposed.org

    Your source for high quality, detailed science on fluoride and fluoridation.

    We are a non-profit charitable project with a mission to make fields related to water, health, teeth, and chemistry more transparent and accessible.

  • 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. Follow this link to YouTube and learn more.

  • Government Funded Programs in Ontario

    This resource, from the Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry, provides a summary of government funded dental programs in Ontario including details of eligibility, coverage and other useful program related information.

  • Resources

    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... 

  • Support Letter from University of Toronto


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