Sarnia OHTH

The Sarnia OHTH team has been working very hard towards their Third Annual Sharing Smiles Day! The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at SCITS high school (275 Wellington St., Sarnia, ON).

Dr. Jessica Bourassa - Sarnia OHTH Chair

The Toronto OHTH chapter was established September 2008 by Dr. A. Sigal and is currently led by the students and faculty from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. Fellow University of Toronto graduate, Dr. Jessica Bourassa always enjoyed participating in the Toronto Sharing Smiles Day and with the support of her colleague and friend Dr. Sigal, she decided to start a chapter in her hometown, Sarnia, Ontario in 2015. Fellow dentist and twin sister, Vanessa Curran has been integral in planning the event.

The outreach events in Sarnia, including Sharing Smiles Day, brings in volunteers from several dental offices, showing the care that dental health professionals have in their community. If you are interested in volunteering and being a part of OHTH Sarnia, please contact us!


Sharing Smiles Day / Other OHTH Initiatives

April 2015 and 2016 marked our first two Annual Sharing Smiles Day events in Sarnia and it was a day to remember for both years! We would like to thank all of our volunteers, participants and sponsors, including, Manulife Financial, Mike Levy, D.D. and Drs. Vanessa Curran, Karen Davis, Kevin Daye, Kathy Kwiatkowski, Drew Mathany, Paul Milne, Tim Pringle, Lennie Slipacoff, Danielle Stevens, Jenn Thomm, and Mike Vizirakis. We would also like to thank Giresi’s Pizza for generously donating a great pizza lunch and Mucho Burrito for supplying great desserts. Thanks to Kern Water for supplying water bottles and Colgate for supplying all of our dental goody bags! Also, thanks to Acklands-Grainger for supplying many other items needed for the day, including paper products, hand sanitizers, and ice.

Positive energy and smiles absolutely filled SCITS High School with new relationships being made! It is our hope that the memories made will foster a lifelong commitment to providing oral health care for all and enable each of us to be the difference that we would like to see in the world. We encourage everyone to always care for others with the utmost compassion and to continue sharing your smile each and everyday!

Our Sarnia OHTH Team cannot wait to host our 2017 event and if you are interested in volunteering, attending or sponsoring Sharing Smiles Day 2017 – please contact us!

Fundraising Events

Over 2015 and 2016, the Sarnia team was able to raise close to $4500 through the support of local dental health care professionals. For SSD 2017, we will be putting more ideas into action – reaching out to the community and hope to continue fundraising for a great cause. Please stay tuned for more information!


OHTH Sarnia

Dr. Jessica Bourassa, OHTH Chair

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