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Oral Health

Oral Health


Oral Health Elementary School Screening

Oral Health screening is a mandated program by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  This screening consists of a quick visual oral assessment using a sterilized mouth mirror.  Annually the Oral Health Team provides dental screening in local publicly-funded schools.  An Oral Health Report Card is sent home with the children to inform parents of any dental concerns.  Please note this program does not replace the importance of regularly scheduled visits to a dentist. 

In order to provide the best experience for students, Public Health staff require a dedicated space during oral health screening.  Click here for the Required School Screening Practice Guidelines.


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.