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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - No Physical Address

Service: Ottawa Public Health - Healthy Smiles Ontario

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Contact Information
Office Phone Ottawa Public Health Information Line 613-580-6744
Toll Free Phone Service Ontario 1-844-296-6306 ; Ottawa Public Health 1-866-426-8885
TTY Phone Service Ontario, toll free 1-800-387-5559 ; Ottawa Public Health 613-580-9656
Fax 613-580-9645
Primary Contact Nancy Kennedy, Program Manager; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23511
Primary Executive Dr Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23681
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Ottawa Public Health - Dental Services 
1580 Merivale Rd, Suite 400 
Ottawa, ON K2G 4B5
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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.
Hours Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 17 year(s) and under 
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
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.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (80) United Way
Established City of Ottawa: 2000, program: 2011
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Elections City Council is elected. The Board of Health is appointed.
Date Updated 09 Apr 2019
Service Categories Dental Screening ; Emergency Dental Care ~ Children ; Emergency Dental Care ~ Youth ; General Dentistry ~ Children ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ; Oral Health Education/Information

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