The contact rate with dental professionals (once in a 12 month period) for all Canadians 12 years and older was 63.7% in 2005. The 12-19 year old age group had the highest dental consultation rate at 78.6%, while the lowest was the 75 year and older group (40.8%). People from Ontario see their dentist the most frequently at an 85% rate.
Source: Papadopoulos C, The Latest on Dental Consultations in Canada, JCDA June 2007, Vol 73, No 5, p 391.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)