Ottawa OHTH

Who we are

The Ottawa OHTH chapter was established September 2011 by Lisa O’Connor & Janice Barclay and is led by the students and faculty from the Algonquin College of Dental Hygiene.

If you are interested in volunteering and being a part of OHTH Ottawa, please contact us!

Sharing Smiles Day 2019

Sharing Smiles Day 2019 - Ottawa Chapter

Over 35 Algonquin Dental Hygiene students and alumni along with staff and members of the Ottawa dental community came together to host over 70 individuals from our community with special needs. 
For a very long time oral health needs for persons with special needs have gone untreated which have a detrimental effect on overall health.  Sharing Smiles Day Ottawa encourages students to interact with individuals with special needs and hope to raise awareness for improved dental care in this population.  This year the volunteers were exceptional in hosting the participants.  They were fully involved in engaging the participants in fun events that consisted of hockey shoot out, solo cup bowling, bingo, brushing demo’s and of course DANCING!
Since the event I have received countless emails admiring the Algonquin Dental Hygiene Student for hosting such a wonderful evening!  I know the students are often changed by this event as many of them have never interacted with an individual with special needs!
A big shout out to our event sponsors: Quality Entertainment, Baseline Dental Center, Gum Docs, Dr. Jennifer Tan, Sinclair Dental, King Independent Grocer, Pizza Pizza, College Interlock, Sarah Mezger  (photographer), and Village Green Dental.

Archive: Sharing Smiles Day 2015 :)

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Fundraising Events

We have many great sponsors who have helped us to fund our event!  Please see “News and Events” for a complete list of sponsors.


OHTH Ottawa
Algonquin College of Dental Hygiene

Lisa O’Connor, RDH, OHTH Co-Chair
Janice Barcaly, OHTH Co-Chair

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