The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) was formed in 1867, the same year Canada became a country. Numerous benefits are available to dentists who become members of the ODA. Among these are:
1. Practice management tools that guide dentistry students and practicing dentists through their profession. These tools include a call center, brochures and posters aimed at patient education, and the journal Ontario Dentist, which is published 10 times each year.
2. Promotional efforts by the ODA help spread awareness of oral health. Campaigns are launched regularly through the media, and the association liaisons with the media itself to share current information on the industry.
3. Continuing education resources are made available to members at informative annual meetings and specialized seminars sponsored by the association.
4. Health and finance information can be accessed by all members in the interest of helping dentists maintain a balanced lifestyle. Health care plans, as well as financial planning advice specific to the profession, are available to doctors and their families.