Featured Publications and Data

Browse the array of featured external publications, data, and organizations to gain valuable insights towards understanding and supporting the prioritization of oral health care in public policy.

  • 2022 Canadian Community Health Survey [DATA/ANALYSIS]
    Findings from the 2022 Canadian Community Health Survey on Canadians' access and use of dental care services in Canada: recent dental visits, dental insurance coverage, and cost-related avoidance of dental care.
    Published November 6, 2023 | Statistics Canada
  • Oral Health Canada 2022 country profile [DATA/ANALYSIS]
    The Global Oral Health Status Report reviews the most recent data on major oral diseases, risk factors, health system challenges and opportunities for reform. The Report also includes the first-ever country oral health profiles with key oral health information for each WHO Member State.
    Published November 18, 2022 | World Health Organization
  • Environmental scan of publicly financed dental care in Canada: 2022 update [RESEARCH]
    This report describes the current and historical state of dental public health programs and health human resources in Canada. This work was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada.
    Published October 2022 | University of Toronto
  • Health Workforce in Canada, 2017 to 2021 [DATA/ANALYSIS]
    Aggregated data on supply, age and sex for 31 health care professional groups in Canada, including dental hygienists.
    Published 2022 | Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program: First Nations and Inuit Health Branch: Annual Reports [REPORT]
    The NIHB program provides registered First Nations and recognized Inuit with coverage for a range of medically necessary health benefits including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, dental and vision care, medical supplies and equipment, mental health counselling, and transportation to access medically required health services that are not available on reserve or in the community of residence. A fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. Includes NIHB dental expenditure and utilization data.
    Published annually | Indigenous Services Canada
  • The Lancet Series on Oral Health [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
    A two-part series argues that oral health has been isolated from traditional health care and health policy for too long, despite the major global public health burden of oral diseases. Authors lay out why oral diseases have persisted globally over the past three decades, despite scientific advancements in the field, and why prevalence has increased in low-income and middle-income countries, and among socially disadvantaged and vulnerable people, no matter where they live.
    Published July 18, 2019 | The Lancet, Vol. 394, No. 10194
  • Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada [REPORT]
    This report describes the impacts of oral disease and illness on individuals and society, the impacts of good oral health care, the determinants of oral health and oral health care utilization and access, and the oral health care systems that exist throughout Canada.
    Published 2014 | Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • Treatment of Preventable Dental Cavities in Preschoolers: A Focus on Day Surgery Under General Anesthesia [DATA/ANALYSIS]
    This report focuses on dental caries among young children that have progressed to such an extent that their dental care occurs as day surgery, almost exclusively under general anesthesia.
    Published 2013 | Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Report on the Findings of the Oral Health Component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey 2007–2009 [DATA/ANALYSIS]
    Provides national estimates of the oral health status of Canadians, placed in the context of Canada’s oral health care delivery system and compared to previous Canadian estimates and two similar international surveys. The findings are derived from the Oral Health Module of the omnibus Canadian Health Measures Survey conducted from 2007 to 2009.
    Published 2010 | Health Canada
  • World Health Organization – Oral Health [ORGANIZATION]
    Explore WHO’s work on setting the global oral health policy agenda in close collaboration with member states and other key stakeholders. Recent momentum has led to the development of key policy documents to support countries in moving towards universal health coverage for oral health by 2030. Links to WHO resolutions, publications, data, and events.