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College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario regulates the practice of dental hygiene in the interest of the overall health and safety of the public of Ontario.

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Review of Oral Health Services in Ontario

In 2013, the CDHO engaged Barry Monaghan, working in collaboration with OPTIMUS | SBR and Dr. Barry Maze as clinical advisor (collectively the “Review Team”), to identify existing and emerging themes relating to access to and quality of oral health services as well as barriers and enablers to improve access to services.

The purpose of the review was to:
  • Raise the awareness and interest of those consulted during the review in contemplating the state of oral health services in Ontario.
  • Develop a public document for use by interested stakeholders and decision makers as a basis for policy discussions to inform the future of oral health services delivery in Ontario.
  • Identify specific gaps in and barriers to access to the delivery of oral health services.
  • Identify potential opportunities and strategies to address the identified gaps and barriers.

The CDHO provided funding for the review and engaged the Review Team, and encouraged the team to work independently from the CDHO. The CDHO was consulted in the development of the work plan and in the interpretation of issues that were raised during the conduct of the review. The review was made public November 25, 2014.