Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA)
The Ontario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA) got started in January 2007 by a group of community dental coalitions who wanted to show policy makers that improving access to dental care was a goal shared by many people across Ontario. OOHA is made up of representatives from a number of organizations and members of the public from:
Bramalea, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Durham, Halton, the Counties of Leeds Grenville, Lanark, Hastings, Prince Edward, Peterborough, Northumberland, Lennox, Addington and Haliburton.
OOHA's vision is: a system that allows for equitable dental care for all Ontarians
Ontario Oral Health Alliance Forum 2015
Needed: A Tommy Douglas for dental care!!
It's time to ensure people in need can access oral health care.
Medicare doesn't cover our teeth and gums. About 2.3 million people in Ontario don't see a dentist because they can't afford it. Their health and wellbeing suffers as a result. This costs us all as people in dental pain turn to hospital emergency rooms and lose work days. How can our health system ensure that people in need have access to the oral health care they require to be healthy? Two recent reports tackled this issue. Hear from a panel of health and community spokespeople who will share their knowledge and ideas. Learn more...
Send an E-Message to Ontario's Health Minister to Extend Public Dental Programs NOW!
More than 2.3 million people living in Ontario cannot afford to visit a dentist or dental hygienist. Most are low income adults and seniors.
The good news is that in 2014 the Ontario government promised to extend public dental programs to low income adults.... but not until 2025.
Imagine, 10 more years of suffering from dental pain and infection for people in our communities who cannot afford much needed dental treatment.
Ontario can do better. Please send a message to Ontario Health Minister Dr Eric Hoskins to let him know that we need government action now!