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Dental Clinics

Free dental service is available for both children and adults through our Healthy Smiles Dental Clinics in Barrie and Gravenhurst. Our dental bus is providing service in Orillia (Orillia Common Roof) and Gravenhurst (Gravenhurst health unit office).

The dental bus schedule provides dates and locations.


 For more information or to
book an appointment
call the health unit
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Oral Health team:
705-721-7520 /

extension 8818

Dental care is available if you are eligible through one of the following programs.

  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Works Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations people and Inuit (NIHB)

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a free dental program for children and teens age 17 or younger who qualify. It is funded by the Province of Ontario. Children can get free preventive, basic and emergency dental care.

Please click Healthy Smiles Ontario to learn more about the program.

Have questions about the health unit’s school-based screening and prevention program or want to book an appointment? Call the health unit (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.):

  • Oral Health team: 705-721-7520 / 1-877-721-7520 (extension 8804)

Oral health staff offer education, dental screening and fluoride varnish applications at various preschool sites. You can also request a dental screening for your preschooler at a health unit office.

An appointment is required. 

Please call 705-721-7520 or toll free 1- 877-721-7520 extension 8804.

Oral health staff visit elementary schools in Simcoe Muskoka every year. Students in kindergarten (both junior and senior), grade 2 and grade 7 receive a screening by a dental hygienist. Children in other grades may be screened in follow up from a previous year or by parent request.

Parents are notified in advance of the screening date, as well as after the screening if the child needs to see a dentist or if they would benefit from free preventive dental services from the health unit.

Teens age 17 and under may schedule a dental screening appointment at one of the health unit offices.

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