Dr. David Stevenson wants dental care to be part of the province’s overall health-care strategy
June 1, 2018
TORONTO, ON — As a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, it should come as no surprise that Dr. David Stevenson takes the helm as president of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) with a precision game plan to improve government-funded dental care programs.
He believes dentistry is an important element in a coordinated, overall approach to health-care for all Ontarians.
“I want the ODA to continue being the go to resource and partner in helping the government develop health-care strategies,” says Dr. Stevenson. “It’s important the government put money and resources into fixing programs that need fixing, and developing programs that need developing. They don’t need to fix what already works.”
Dr. Stevenson’s dental career began as a Captain with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. He served four years overseas attached to the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry stationed at Canadian Air Force Base Baden-Sölingen, in what was then known as West Germany.
When he returned to Canada in 1990, Dr. Stevenson began practicing dentistry alongside his wife in the small, but growing, Ottawa Valley community, where he still lives and treats patients.
Not afraid of the local harsh winter climate, Dr. Stevenson is an avid outdoorsman and has been a horseman for most of his life. So when he’s not devoting his time to dentistry, he can often be found – or not found – in the Lanark Highlands of the Ottawa Valley, where his second home is a cabin in the forest.
About the Ontario Dental Association
The ODA has been the voluntary professional association for dentists in Ontario since 1867. Today, we represent more than 9,000, or nine in 10, dentists across the province. The ODA is Ontario's primary source of information on oral health and the dental profession. We advocate for accessible and sustainable optimal oral health for all Ontarians by working with health-care professionals, governments, the private sector and the public. For more information on this and other helpful dental care tips, visit www.youroralhealth.ca.
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