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Brush up on Dental History

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This Oral Health Month, see how far dentistry has come over the last 150 years

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April 3. 2017

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TORONTO, ON - Spring is a time of looking forward but the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is taking you on a journey back in time to see just how advanced dentistry has become. Oral Health Month is now underway and in honour of the ODA’s 150th anniversary this year, we put together an incredible website detailing the fascinating and, sometimes alarming, history of dentistry in Ontario.

Did you know anyone, regardless of training, could call themselves a dentist? Or that it was common for the local blacksmith to yank people’s teeth out? Even toothpaste used to be made with sugar! You can find all sorts of interesting facts in the evolution of dentistry in Ontario at https://150.oda.ca.

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Ontario Legislative Assembly Proclaims "Ontario Dentist Day"

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All-party collaboration recognizes the great work dentists do in Ontario 

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April 26, 2017

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TORONTO, ON — In recognition of the many contributions the province’s dentists make to the oral – and overall – health of their communities, and in honour of the year of the Ontario Dental Association’s 150th anniversary, the Ontario Legislative Assembly has proclaimed April 26, 2017 as Ontario Dentist Day.

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Keep your Smile Merry and Bright by Knowing the Four “S”s of the Holidays

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Sugar, starches, spirits and stress can all be less than festive to your teeth

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December 3, 2018

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TORONTO, ON — Dentists across Ontario hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season and are gifting you with helpful dental tips to keep it a merry time for your mouth. Whether you’re staying in with family and friends or heading out to parties between now and New Years’, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to enjoy the festivities while keeping these four “S”s in mind.

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Ontario’s Dentists Have a Hallway Medicine Solution for the Province

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The Ontario Government could save tens of millions of dollars by investing in dental programs

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January28, 2018

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TORONTO, ON — The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is asking the province to invest in public dental programs. Taking action now to properly fund existing programs, like Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO), could save the province millions of dollars a year in unnecessary hospital and doctor visits.

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Halloween Candy Hit and Miss List

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Helpful tricks on how to eat your treats the smart way

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October 26, 2018

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TORONTO, ON — It’s no secret that a lot of candy is going to be eaten in the coming days. The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is sharing pointers on how to enjoy your treats while causing as little damage as possible to your pearly whites. Follow these tips and it could prevent a horror story from happening in your mouth!

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