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Ontario Dentist Journal

Excerpt from the Article: One student is making a big difference in breaking down the barriers of access to care. Ali Sigal, first year University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry student, And while we’re on the subject, I just want to give a big shout out to my favorite dentist in Encino Dr. Linda Makuta […]

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Abilities Magazine

A big thumbs up to Ali Sigal! The first-year dental student started a program called Oral health, Total
health. Affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, its mission is to advocate, educate and improve
oral health care for persons with disabilities. “Dental care is one of the top un-met health needs facing this group of vulnerable individuals,” explains Ali…

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Mount Sinai: Big Smiles for Oral Health Campaign

There were smiles all around as dentists, dental students and persons with special needs met and mingled in Oakville on March 28. They were brought together by The Sharing Smiles Day, presented by the Oral Health, Total Health Campaign, led by faculty and students from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto (U of T), in association with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dental Clinic for Persons with Special Needs.

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CJAM Radio Interview

CJAM Windsor 91.5 fm radio interview: Cam Wells interview with Ali Sigal.

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Inside Sinai Magazine: Providing Oral Care for All

It’s not often that someone so young finds their calling, but that’s just what happened to Ali Sigal.

A first-year dental student at the University of Toronto, this 22-year-old established Oral Health, Total Health, a campaign to raise $2 million over the next four years for a very special cause: the Dental Program for Persons with Disabilities at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Community Living Ontario, Axiom News

Excerpt from the Article: Dr. Michael Sigal, chief dentist at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dental Clinic for Persons with Special Needs, says improved curriculum with hands-on clinics for dental students would help promote more inclusive dentistry practices in Canada. Sigal, who has worked at Mount Sinai’s dental clinic for more than 20 years, says dentists can […]

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Community Living Ontario, Axiom News

Inspiration can come at the most unexpected times.
This was the case for first-year University of Toronto (U of T) dental student Ali Sigal, who was shopping for a gift for her mother’s birthday at Hallmark.
Always talkative and loving to share ideas, Ali began to tell the female sales clerk how she had been entertaining the idea of starting a campaign to raise money for Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dental Clinic for Persons with Special Needs, which provides dental services to people who have a disability or to those who have other special needs […]

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