Access to dental care

For children
For adults and seniors
Free dental screenings

For children

Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)

Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) is a free dental program that covers regular and emergency dental care for children 17 and under.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth 17 and under may be eligible if:

  • They are residents of Ontario; and
  • They are members of a household that meets the income eligibility requirements.

Note: If your family is covered by Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program, your children 17 and under are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. You will receive a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card in the mail. The dental card must be presented to your dental provider at each dental visit.

What services are covered?

  • Regular visits to a licensed dental provider, such as a dentist or dental hygienist
  • Dental services including check-ups, tooth cleaning, fillings and extractions

How do I enroll?

  • Go to ontario.ca/healthysmiles
  • Call ServiceOntario INFOline toll-free at 1-844-296-6306 (TTY toll-free at 1-800-387-5559)

Once enrollment has been confirmed you will receive a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card. The dental card must be presented to your dental provider at each visit to receive dental care under the program.

How do I access urgent or emergency dental care?

If your child is already enrolled in the HSO program, contact your dentist.

If your child is not already enrolled in the HSO program, call your dentist to find out if they participate in Healthy Smiles Ontario and book an emergency dental appointment.

If you don’t have a dentist or your dentist does not participate in the HSO program, you can:

  • visit the Ottawa Dental Society webpage or call 613-523-3876 for find a list of dentists. 
  • call the Ottawa Public Health Dental Information Line at 613 -580-6744, ext. 23510

For adults and seniors

Dental help for adults and seniors with low income

Limited emergency dental care may be available. Call the Community and Social Services Department at 3-1-1 for more information.

Community denture program

Limited denture benefits may be available. Call the Community and Social Services Department at 3-1-1 for more information.

Free dental screenings

Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and dental health information are available in the community. Please refer to the monthly calendar for the closest location.

  • All ages welcome
  • Dental health information
  • Fluoride varnish applications
  • Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment
  • Ď: Denture cleaning offered at this location

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1st week of the month

Lowertown CRC

40 Cobourg St.

1 to 4 p.m.

613-580-9633

*First come, first served basis

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Centretown CHC

420 Cooper St.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1:30 to 4 p.m.

613-233-4443

*First come, first served basis

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Pinecrest Queensway CHC

1365 Richmond Rd. (2nd floor)
1:30 to 6 p.m.

613-820-4922

*First come, first served basis

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Carlington CHC

900 Merivale Rd.

3 to 5 p.m.

613-722-4000

*First come, first served basis

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South-East Ottawa CHC

600–1355 Bank St.

9 a.m. to noon

1 to 4 p.m.

*Appointments available,
please call:

613-737-4809

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2nd week of the month

South Nepean CHC

4100 Strandherd Dr. (2nd floor)

1 to 4:30 p.m.

613-288-2820

*First come, first served basis

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Eastern Ottawa CRC

2339 Ogilvie Rd.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

613-741-6025

*First come, first served basis

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Rideau-Rockcliffe CRC

120-225 Donald St.

1 to 3 p.m.

613-745-0073

*First come, first served basis

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Sandy Hill CHC

221 Nelson St.

9 a.m. to noon

*Appointments available,
please call:

613-789-8458

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Somerset West CHC

55 Eccles St.

9 a.m. to noon

1 to 4 p.m.

*Appointments available,
please call:

613-238-1220

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3rd week of the month

South-East Ottawa CHC

600–1355 Bank St.

9 a.m. to noon

1 to 4 p.m.

*Appointments available, please call: 613-737-4809

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Western Ottawa CRC

2 MacNeil Ct.

9 a.m. to noon

613-591-3686

*First come, first served basis

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Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode CRC

240-1547 Merivale Rd.
(Emerald Plaza)

1 to 4 p.m.

613-596-5626

*First come, first served basis

Vanier CSC

290 Dupuis St.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

613-744-2892

*First come, first served basis

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Orléans-Cumberland CRC

105-240 Centrum Blvd.

9 to noon

613-830-4357

*First come, first served basis

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For more information contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to speak with a Public Health Nurse or e-mail us at healthsante@ottawa.ca

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