Be heard. We have a dedicated team of dentist volunteers and expert staff who advocate on public and regulatory policies that affect the profession and patients. Focusing on provincial government lobbying activities, we work hard to get accessible and sustainable dental care for all. We are also involved in federal advocacy in partnership with the Canadian Dental Association.
At the municipal level, we work with component societies on issues such as the administration and delivery of public dental programs and community water fluoridation. We regularly provide input on regulatory and guidance policies developed by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and other stakeholders. These policies affect the practice of dentistry and the oral health of people in Ontario.
While our advocacy efforts take place primarily behind the scenes, they have helped to significantly advance our profession.
Political Contact Dentist Network
Join your peers in the Political Contact Dentist network who are working for political change to help shape the future of dentistry in the province. Sometimes the biggest positive changes have their roots at the local level.
We regularly provide input on regulatory and guidance policies developed by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario government and other stakeholders.
The ODA monitors and investigates a diverse range of issues that affect the dental environment and can inﬂuence the delivery of oral health care (e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic, water fluoridation, oral health care in long-term care homes).
Practice Advisory Services
ODA Practice Advisory Services offers assistance with dental claims adjudication and payment problems, and well as profiling and auditing practices by Plan Administrators. They are just a call away at 416-922-3900 or 800-387-1393, ext. 3301, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote Areas Program
Increase support for an underserviced population. For nearly 30 years, the ODA has provided dental care services to Indigenous people in communities scattered across Northwestern Ontario through our Remote Areas Program.