If you can’t afford to pay for dental care for your children (ages 0-17), we have programs that can help.
Public Health offers FREE dental care to children and youth who cannot afford dental care through the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services to eligible children and youth 17 and younger from low-income families.
If you are eligible for the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program and you have a family dentist, Public Health can assist you with completing an application if required.
Learn more about the dental programs and services we offer.
Call to make an appointment
To make an appointment, or if you have any questions about our dental programs, call our Dental Line at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 2661.
Our oral health staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about dental and oral health. We can also help you find out if you qualify for free dental care for your children and help you enroll in these programs.
Dentist clinic location
Dr. B is located at the Public Health building in Guelph (160 Chancellors Way) and is booking appointments on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Preventive clinic locations
We hold dental clinics at the following locations:
- Fergus Public Health office, 474 Wellington County Road 18
- Guelph Public Health office, 160 Chancellors Way
- Orangeville Public Health office, 180 Broadway
- Shelburne - Mel Lloyd Centre, 167 Centre St.
We occasionally run preventive clinics at other locations. Call us to find out if there’s one scheduled near you.