Ontario Oral Health Alliance Forum at Queen’s Park

Over 80 community members from across Ontario met at Queens Park to get MPPs talking about expanding access to dental care – a gaping hole in our healthcare system.
Ontario’s healthcare system does not cover our teeth and gums. An estimated 2-3 million people in Ontario do not visit a dentist, mainly due to the cost. Too many people in our communities have no access to preventive oral health services and treatments that save teeth, health and jobs.

  • We shared with MPPs the challenges to accessing dental care our communities
  • Heard from guest speakers: people with lived experience of this problem; an ER doctor; community dental clinics that are helping to fill the gap
  • Listened and commented as MPPs from the PC, NDP and Liberal parties explained their positions on this issue.

Got lots of coverage on Twitter: Follow this issue at #ONdental

CBC Radio: One ER doctor’s take on the need for universal dental care (audio link), CBC Metro Morning, March 21, 2018

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