Alberta OHTH

Sharing Smiles Day creates awareness of the personal and professional barriers to providing proper dental and oral health care forindividuals with disabilities. These obstacles can have a negative influence on the overall health of individuals who face unique challenges within our community. Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate, educate, and improve access to oral health care for individuals with disabilities.

Sharing Smiles Day invites individuals with disabilities within the community to help remove barriers surrounding oral health and to foster positive relationships with dental health professionals and students. Participants engage in various creative, educational, and interactive stations throughout the fun and informative event. With a focus on dental hygiene, nutrition, adaptable oral health care, and Q & A, this event is beneficial to both participants and care-givers. Through , we hope to foster comfort and care amongst all those participating and ultimately improve both the current and future oral health practices for this population.

Who we are

The Alberta OHTH chapter was established in September 2016 by dental students Navi Bharj & Bryan Lim and is led by the students and faculty from The University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene.

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Sharing Smiles Day / Other OHTH Initiatives

Edmonton’s fourth annual Sharing Smiles Day has been CANCELLED.

Unfortunately, with recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have elected to cancel this years’ Sharing Smiles Day on April 4th. We are saddened by this decision, but we must look out for the health and wellness of our participants and volunteers, especially considering the number of higher risk individuals that attend the event. This decision follows recommendations from Alberta Health to avoid large gatherings and close contact.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] 

Archive - Sharing Smiles Day 2017 (Photographers: Adam Woods, Andrew Hoang, Casey Wong, Zach Teoh, and Kathleen Nguyen)

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Archive - Sharing Smiles Day 2018 (Photographers: Adam Woods, Andrew Hoang, Casey Wong, Glenn Gillis, Kathleen Nguyen)

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Patrick Kuny & Taylor Ruether, OHTH Alberta Senior Co-Chairs (DDS)

Hannah Vesely, OHTH Alberta Senior Co-Chair (DH)

Carolyn Berendt & Simran Sarao, OHTH Alberta Junior Co-Chair (DDS)

Alicia Howery, OHTH Alberta Junior Co-Chair (DH)

Email: [email protected]

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