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Press release | The ACDQ celebrates Oral Health Month

April 3rd, 2024

Montreal, April 3, 2024 – As we prepare to witness the most significant changes in healthcare coverage in the last fifty years, the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ) is celebrating Oral Health Month by reminding members of the public that they should adopt healthy habits to keep their teeth, gums, soft tissue and adjoining structures healthy and, by extension, maintain their overall health.

Dr. Carl Tremblay, President of the ACDQ, says: “Each time a dentist performs an examination, establishes a diagnosis and proposes a treatment plan, it paves the way to improved overall health for patients. We treat more than just the mouths of our patients; we help protect their overall health. Dentists have unique expertise that enables them to diagnose over 200 diseases and conditions that affect the entire mouth.”

It is important to remember that oral health is an integral part of overall health. When performing regular oral health examinations, dentists can detect serious diseases, such as diabetes and cancer, and prescribe appropriate care to prevent other illnesses, such as cardiovascular diseases.

New public dental care coverage for Quebecers
The enhanced dental care coverage provided by the Canadian Dental Care Plan is an important milestone in improving access to dental care for a larger number of Quebecers. We are thrilled that more people will be able to take advantage of the expertise and advice of dentists and their teams, especially at a time when inappropriate tips and information are circulating on social media.

“In addition to the examinations performed by dentists, there are simple actions that anyone can take to keep their mouth healthy, such as brushing their teeth and using dental floss every day and eating a healthy diet. We encourage everyone to boldly give their teeth all the attention they deserve at work, at school and, of course, at home. These are basic yet important actions for good oral and overall health,” states Dr. Carl Tremblay, President of the ACDQ.

By visiting your dentist regularly, you will be able to keep smiling, tasting, chewing and talking confidently and painlessly.

About the ACDQ
The Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ) is the professional association that represents dentists in Quebec and defends their professional, economic and social interests. Its membership of over 4,300 dentists across Quebec is made up of essentially general dentists who work in private clinics, but also public health dentists and pediatric dentists.



Charles Brière-Garneau
514 282-1425, extension 233
[email protected]

AUCOIN Stratégie & Communication
Kim Leclerc
581 980-5725
[email protected]


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