Private dental care fails millions in Ontario

Every three minutes someone visits an Ontario doctor for oral health issues. But physicians aren’t trained or equipped to provide appropriate treatment

Private dental care fails millions in OntarioBy Jacquie Maund Alliance for Healthier Communities and Hazel Stewart Toronto Public Health April is oral health month in Canada. Ads remind us to book an appointment with our dentist for a regular dental exam and to get our teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist. But in Canada’s private dental-care system, you have to pay for…

Health reform in Ontario must include oral health

Government urged to require its 14 Local Health Integration Networks be responsible for oral health services for vulnerable populations

Health reform in Ontario must include oral healthBy Jacquie Maund and Hazel Stewart Troy Media contributors The Ontario government’s proposed reform of the provincial health care system is going forward with a glaring omission: primary oral health. To make this reform truly "Patients First," Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, must include primary care for the mouth. Dentists…