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Free Dental Care

The Northwestern Health Unit offers free dental programs to the public.    
Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) 
The OSDCP is a government-funded dental care program that provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older.
Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) 
HSO provides a full range of preventive and essential dental care to children (0-17 years) of low-income families. This includes regular check-ups, cleanings, x-rays and fillings.
The 33 foot-long “smile mobile” is a fully equipped dental facility fitted with a dental chair, x-ray machine, sterilizing equipment and many other features, making it a dental office on wheels. 
We also offer dental treatment clinics in Ignace at the Mary Berglund Community Health Centre and the Pickle Lake Community Health Centre.
Please see our calendar for clinic dates.
COHI is a Health Canada program designed to prevent and control tooth decay and other oral diseases in young First Nations and Inuit Children.
Dental Screening
Dental screening is available to all children aged 0 to 17 years.  Parents of infants, preschool age children, or children not screened at preschool or school may request dental screening at the Northwestern Health Unit.
Fluoride Varnish Program
At various community locations, the Northwestern Health Unit provides infants and preschool children with a fluoride treatment painted directly on the teeth with a small brush. Fluoride varnish can begin as soon as baby teeth appear.  
To find out if you qualify for any of these programs or to make an appointment call 1-855-407-6453.

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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    How do I find out if my child is eligible for treatment under the Health Unit programs?
    ​Please click here for eligibility requirements for free dental services.