LogoOntario-300x216pxOntario Oral Health Alliance (OOHA)


If you're struggling with access to dental care and would like to know more about any low cost dental care options for adults and seniors that may be available in your community OR would like to help improve access to dental care in your community contact the OOHA chairperson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. more information

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 driven and informed by organizations and enaged individuals from around the province.

OOHA's vision is:  a
 system that allows for equitable dental care for all Ontarians 

NEW!  Take Action!

The federal government now says they want to explore dental care for all Canadians(December 2019 Throne Speech).  We need YOUR help to make sure the government delivers on the commitment. Click here to find out how.

NEW!  Free Dental Care for Eligible Seniors

The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a government-funded dental care program that provides free, routine dental services for eligible seniors 65 years of age or older; who are an Ontario resident and have an annual income of $19,300 or less for a single senior or a combined annual net income of $32,300 or less for a couple; and have no access to any other form of dental benefits (i.e. Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-insured Health Benefits). Seniors can apply online at ontario.ca/SeniorsDental, print, fill out and mail their application or seek assistance at their local health unit office or participating Community Health Centre.

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Filling the Gap: Expanded Access to Dental Care in Ontario and Canada”

Niagara College, Welland Campus, Friday April 26, 2019

Click here for Presentations from the day

CD Howe Commentary 250pxReview and share with your local coalitions this encouraging report called “Filling the Cavities: Improving the Efficiency and Equity of Canada’s Dental Care System” from the CD Howe Institute  that focuses on how to improve equity in access to dental care in Canada!

Here is a quote from the report: “We believe provincial governments should take inspiration from other countries and start moving toward some form of universal dental insurance coverage; in doing so they should also consider ways in which the dental services sector could become more competitive and efficient. Policy initiatives along those lines could yield major payoffs, in terms of both equity and efficiency.”



  • Video -The Gap in Healthcare in Ontario

    This video introduces the problem of access to oral health care in our province in less than 4 minutes. Use this short but effective Whiteboard video as an advocacy tool to help influence community partners and local policy makers to take action to improve access to oral health care in Ontario click on the link to view the video:  https://youtu.be/LTB9bVxNnQc.


  • Lack of Access to Dental Care - UPDATED

    Did you know that every 9 minutes someone goes to an Emergency Room in Ontario because of dental pain & every 3 minutes someone goes to a doctor’s office in Ontario because of dental problems??

    Find out more about the lack of access to dental care in Ontario with this updated information sheet with dental related emergency room and doctor visit statistics.