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The State of Oral Health in Canada

Costa Papadopoulos, Manager Health Policy and Information at CDA

Highlights

Good oral health is essential to overall health and quality of life. Good oral health enables us to speak, smile, breathe, drink, and eat. The oral cavity also plays a central role in the intake of basic nutrition and protection against microbial infections. As the national voice for the dental profession, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) is pleased to present this overview of oral health in Canada. In the following pages, you will find insights and information on:

  • the state of oral health around the world;
  • how Canada compares against other countries;
  • information on funding models, statistics on dental usage and access to oral care;
  • key trends;
  • priority areas for improving oral health;
  • programs being spearheaded by provincial dental associations and more.

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