• Petitioned The Ontario Government

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The Ontario Government

Support an emergency dental program for adults.

    1. Petition by

      Tara W

      Niagara Falls, Canada

Thousands of adults live with pain and infection because they cannot afford dental care. OHIP pays to treat pain and infection in every part of the body except the mouth.
There are four different provincial dental programs for children. None for adults.

Please sign this petition to urge the Ontario Government to extending provincial programs to include adults who need, and cannot afford, emergency dental treatment.
For more information on how you can support the Ontario Oral Health Alliance Advocacy campaign please visit http://www.oaphd.on.ca/index.php/component/content/article/76--invitation-to-support-ontario-oral-health-alliance-postcard-campaign

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jennifer McPhee BARRIE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Right now as I sit here typing I am crying in pain and have been like this for many years. At times it has been so bad I've contemplated many ways to make it stop up to and including taking my own life. I have come close to overdosing on medication many times just to make it stop and have been unable to function daily at best. I do at this time have a minimal dental plan but unfortunately it still only covers about 1/3 of the overall cost. What do I do? I have not got 1 savable tooth in my head and cannot see any light in the near or distant future. People need help! This is not for a 'quick drug fix' or to buy booze, this is for health! I have had many dentist literally YELL at me for the possibility of the health conditions my teeth may be causing from lesions on my brain to heart failure but yet I cannot find a dentist willing to work with me to have these teeth removed. I am not looking for the latest 'hollywood cosmetics', I want them out-all of them but unless I have 5-8 thousand dollars laying around I guess my health issues are no big deal. Come On Canadian government-help your citizens where it matters.. Drug addicts have consciously made their choice, and although I do not dispute aiding them, I have no control over genetics but yet their services are free to them!?! This is no joke--help those who truly need it! I am not looking for a hand out either, just a way to get a desperately needed service for reasonable cost or reasonable financing...Please, I am honestly begging...

      • almost 2 years ago

      because my job doesnt offer benefits and most of the time can not afford to get my teeth checked and fixed if there is a problem.

    • Jennika Harte PORT STANLEY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I cant obtain a job in ontario that offers benefits. I need some help I cant afford $190 just to have my teeth checked for cavities, than the cost to fix those cavities.

      • almost 2 years ago

      As a professional working with high risk clients, I see the urgent need of adults requiring an emergency dental program. They will not access care due to limited funds.

    • Ellaha Ahmadi BROCKVILLE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Dental health is huge part of over all health. It can prevent health issues and in long term the cost of health care system.


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