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1. ODHA Media Spokespersons


2. ODHA History at a Glance

  • 2013 – ODHA celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • 2007– Dental hygiene achieved independence. The Dental Hygiene Act (1991) was amended allowing dental hygienists the freedom to provide their services outside the dental office.
  • 1993 – The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario became the governing body for Ontario dental hygienists.
  • 1988 – ODHA celebrated 25 years.
  • 1963 – The ODHA formed.
  • In 1947, Ontario became the first province to legally recognize dental hygiene with the amendment of the Dentistry Act (1911). The first dental hygiene program in Canada was offered in September 1951 at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry with five students registering for the 2-year program.  Click to read a detailed history.

3. ODHA Objectives and issues


4. Releases/articles

5. Backgrounder:

6. Schedule of Events

  • April – Gift From the Heart, a dental hygiene volunteer event held across Canada
  • April – Oral Health Month
  • April – National Dental Hygienists Week™
  • October – Ontario Dental Hygiene Week
  • ODHA Re-energize Provincial Conference, held every other year, next one will be in 2022
  • 30 second radio spot
  • Video: Keep Your Mouth Healthy

7. Photo images