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Oral Health

Oral Health


Oral Health Elementary School Screening

Oral Health program staff visit all provincially-funded elementary schools in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties each school year and screen students in certain grades. These screenings do not substitute a child's regular visit to the dentist. 


Free Oral Health Clinics

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health offers free preventive dental services to eligible children 0 to 17 years of age.  For more information, visit our general oral health page.


Healthy Smiles Ontario

The Healthy Smiles Ontario program is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households.  For more information, visit our general oral health page.


Curriculum Support

  • Ophea Teaching Tools - Access lesson plans, supplements, and activities to teach oral health information in compliance with the Ontario H&PE Curriculum.
  • Your All-Access Pass to a Healthy Mouth Healthy You is a resource designed specifically for the teenaged population. It contains information about oral health as it relates to: smoking, drug use, braces, oral piercings, eating disorders, gingivitis, periodontal disease, mouth guards, and mouth care.


General Oral Health Support

For more information please call our Oral Health program at 613-966-5500 or toll-free at 1-800-267-2803, ext. 680.  TTY: 711 or 1-800-267-6511.  By email at info@hpeph.ca.