New President for the Ontario Dental Association

Dr. Arthur T. Worth to bring a holistic perspective when he assumes leadership for 2012-2013

TORONTO, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Dr. Arthur T. Worth, of Thamesville, Ontario, has been installed as President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), the professional association that represents more than 8,000 dentists in Ontario. His term began on June 1, 2012.

Dr. Worth has been involved with political advocacy to help keep legislators well-briefed about issues concerning oral-health care. He believes that the dentists, as oral physicians, have a significant role to play in the overall health of Ontarians.

"With the link between overall health and oral health becoming more evident, dentists play a large role in educating government and the public on oral health," says Dr. Worth. "As ODA President, I hope to engage other health-care providers - physicians, nurses and dietitians, for example - in sharing knowledge and working collaboratively with each other for the betterment of all Ontarians."

The role of ODA President is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication he put into representing the dental profession in the Southwestern Ontario region for 23 years.

Dr. Worth's contributions to organized dentistry began when he was a student at the University of Western Ontario, assisting with the student membership drive. After graduating, he served as secretary and treasurer with the Kent County Dental Society, as well as holding positions on the ODA's Board of Directors and numerous committees over the years.

Dr. Worth's interest in all facets of health care has led him to co-author several clinical articles, which were published in the Canadian Journal of Anaesthesiology and the American Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists.

Along with his work on behalf of the ODA, Dr. Worth maintains a general private practice in Thamesville.

Image with caption: "Dr. Arthur T. Worth, President of the Ontario Dental Association for 2012/2013. (CNW Group/Ontario Dental Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120601_C5148_PHOTO_EN_14495.jpg

SOURCE Ontario Dental Association

For further information:

ODA Public Affairs and Communications:

Courtney Sorger
416-355-2275
media@oda.ca

Bonnie Dean
416-922-3900, ext. 3314
media@oda.ca

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