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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 

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Ontario Election 2022 - Time to Fill the Gap in Dental Care

Every year an estimated 3 million people in Ontario do not visit a dental office because they cannot afford it. This health problem has become worse during the COVID19 pandemic as people have lost jobs and health benefits. Ask candidates: what steps will their party take to fill the gap in access to dental care?

This is what the Ontario Oral Health Alliance wants the next Ontario government to do.

2021 Federal Election 

1 in every 5 Canadians cannot get dental care because of the cost. Canada’s fight against the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses in our universal healthcare system.

Here’s what we want the federal government to do.


  • 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.