Free dental service is available for both children and adults through our Healthy Smiles Dental Clinics in Barrie and Gravenhurst or on the dental bus (click for schedule) that visits communities across Simcoe Muskoka every year.
For more information or 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
(press 5 and then the # key for dental services).
Free dental service is available to you if you are eligible through a government program:
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded program that provides free dental care for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. This dental program provides free preventative, routine and emergency dental services.
Please see here to learn more about the program.
Screening and Prevention 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.):
Have children in Preschool?
- Oral Health team: 705-721-7520 / 1-877-721-7520 (extension 8804)
Oral health staff provide education, dental screening and fluoride therapy at various preschool sites including Ontario Early Years Centres
, Moms and Tots groups, and day cares. Have children in Elementary School?
Oral health staff visit elementary schools in Simcoe Muskoka every year. Students in kindergarten (both junior and senior), grade two and grade eight 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. Have children in High School?
Teens under 18 may schedule a dental screening appointment at one of the health unit offices.