The Office of the Chief Dental Officer (OCDO) was created in October 2004 to improve the oral health status of Canadians and to increase awareness about the prevention of oral diseases.
The Office works to:
OCDO is involved in the following projects:
The Chief Dental Officer reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. Because the activities of the office are directed at the Canadian population, the CDO also has a functional responsibility to provide advice directly to the Deputy Minister of Health Canada.
For information on how to keep your mouth and teeth healthy, visit the Oral Health section of this site.
For information on dental organizations, see: