New Canadian Oral Health Survey

On Behalf of Statistics Canada: 

Statistics Canada is conducting the first cycle of the new Canadian Oral Health Survey in partnership with Health Canada. By participating in this survey, respondents play an important role in creating a complete and comprehensive picture of the state of oral health in Canada.

The Canadian Oral Health Survey will gather information from 55,000 Canadians on their oral health, including their:

  • ability to pay
  • challenges finding oral health services
  • experiences with the oral health care system; and
  • care needs.

Additionally, the survey will provide information on Canadians’ knowledge of publicly funded oral health programs and access to dental care expenses and insurance coverage to better understand the state of oral health.

We know the data collected in this new survey will provide evidence to policy makers for developing the best possible programs for supporting the oral health of Canadians and monitor changes in Canadians’ oral health and access to dental care over time.