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Organization: Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Public Health - Healthy Smiles Ontario  
Phone Numbers: Ottawa Public Health Information Line 613-580-6744
Toll-Free: Service Ontario 1-844-296-6306 * Ottawa Public Health 1-866-426-8885
Teletype: Service Ontario, toll free 1-800-387-5559 * Ottawa Public Health 613-580-9656
Fax: 613-580-9645
c/o Ottawa Public Health - Dental Services
1580 Merivale Rd, Ste 400
Ottawa, ON
K2G 4B5
Hours: Irregular, call for details
Executives: Vera Etches - Medical Officer of Health (Acting)
613-580-6744 ext 23675
Contacts: Nancy Kennedy - Program Manager
613-580-6744 ext 23511
Service Description: Dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth from low-income families.

The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including: check-ups, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, scaling and urgent or emergency dental care.

Fees: None
Application: Visit the website or call Service Ontario for information on how to register. * If the family is covered by Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program, the children 17 and under are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. * The family will receive a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card in the mail; it must be presented to the dental provider at each dental visit.

Emergency and Essential Services Stream: call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 ext 23510 to book a dental screening appointment to determine if the child qualifies.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Youth 17 years and under from low-income households * Emergency and Essential Services: youth 17 years and under with a clinical need; family must be able to show financial hardship
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Dental Clinics - Low Cost Programs

This information was last completely updated on February 15, 2018

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Updated February 15, 2018
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