September 2, 2015
Ontario’s dentists remind you to be ready for the unexpected.
Toronto, ON September 2, 2015 Accidents can happen to children anytime and anywhere. Falling off a skateboard, getting hit in the face with a baseball or even just biting into a hard candy can cause chipped or lost teeth Knowing what to do when a dental emergency occurs can mean the difference between saving a child’s teeth and serious damage to their smile and their health.
“Early access to dental care can really affect the outcome,” says Dr. Victor Kutcher, President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA). “Get to a dentist as soon as you can to prevent infection and increase the chances of saving the tooth.”
As your kids get ready to go back to school, know the steps to take by being prepared before an accident happens. While dentists will accommodate patients with emergencies during office hours, talk to your dentist about where to go for after-hours emergency care. Your dentist will provide you with an alternate phone number or the location of an emergency dental clinic in your area. Have this information readily available - post it on your refrigerator or store the number in your cell phone.
Here are some tips on how to deal with common childhood dental emergencies.
June 1, 2015
His mission – to help dentists deliver top-notch patient care through a strong Association
TORONTO, ON — After a car accident that partially sidelined him from his dental practice in 2008, Dr. Victor Kutcher found himself with extra time on his hands. He had been involved in organized dentistry to some degree throughout his career – both on the local and provincial level – so he decided, in 2010, to put his name forward for a position on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Dental Association. Dr. Kutcher hoped that it would keep him occupied while he attempted to deal with his injuries.
Five years later, he takes the helm as the new President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the professional association that represents almost 9,000 dentists in Ontario. His one-year term begins June 1.
Toronto, ON April 1 – Stress has become commonplace in today’s world, and if you want to know how much of an impact it has on us, just ask a dentist.
“I have definitely seen an increase in the number of cracked teeth, and cases of nocturnal bruxism [teeth grinding] and the associated signs and symptoms over the last several years.” says Dr. Gerald Smith, a Thunder Bay-area dentist and President of the Ontario Dental Association.
April 14, 2015
For the French version of this media release, click here.
Improving Oral Health Means Better Education, Job Seeking
Toronto, ON – Ontario dentists and the Wynne government agree that publicly funded dental services are proven tools in the fight against poverty[i]. As frontline care providers, Ontario’s dentists know how important it is that Ontario’s low income families receive high-quality dental services. Dental services, including preventive care and treatment, reduce barriers to work and education. To this end, 50 Ontario Dental Association (ODA) member dentists are at Queen’s Park this week to make sure all parties know how important it is that the Wynne government deliver on promises to low-income Ontario children and youth.
March 5, 2015 – March is Nutrition Month. Ontario's dentists remind people to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, because healthy eating has a direct impact on an individual's oral health.
The Ontario Dental Association supports the Dietitians of Canada's Eating 9 to 5! campaign dedicated to helping Canadians eat well at work. The campaign targets the times of the day when eating healthy might not be so easy, encouraging people to combat rushed mornings; improve choices at meetings, events and in the workplace; revive lunchtime; fight the mid-day slump; and manage commuter cravings.