Dental Clinics and Screening

Huron Perth Public Health offers free preventive dental health services to eligible children and youth from families living with low income, and for children and youth who are identified through dental screening at school.

If you cannot afford dental care, our team can discuss available programs and services, including Healthy Smiles Ontario. Please call the Oral Health team at 1-888-221-2133 ext 3561 to find out if your child is eligible and to book an appointment at one of our clinics. 

Dental screening in schools

HPPH dental staff annually visit elementary schools in our community to provide dental screening.  The information that we collect allows us to assess the dental health needs of our community. Statistical data is sent to the Ministry of Health annually.

HPPH will notify parents and guardians when screening is taking place in their child's school.

Students in junior kindergarten, senior kindergarten and grade two will be screened. Students from other grades in selected schools may also be screened. If your child was not screened at school, you may request a dental screening. Call the Oral Health team at 1-888-221-2133 ext 3561 to book an appointment.

Preventative dental care

Our services are available by appointment only, including:

  • teeth cleaning
  • fluoride varnish
  • dental sealants 
  • oral hygiene instructions

These services are provided free to children whose families do not have dental insurance and cannot afford the cost of treatment.