Challenges and Successes
Began as Pilot project 1995
Became a Program in 1998
5 High Risk schools identified
Program expanded to include all high risk
A permanent clinic was needed and the PPH
Dental clinic was born!
Dental Clinic Policy
The Population and Public Health Dental Clinic only sees children
who are experiencing poor oral health, and who have limited or
no dental coverage. Paying for dental treatment must be a
hardship for the family.
The Population and Public Health Dental Clinic has a long waiting
list. In order to see as many children as possible and restore their
oral health, Population and Public Health has a policy that allows
children to have a one-time full treatment plan completed. This
may be 5 – 8 appointments.
We will teach your family about good oral health care and
nutrition, so that your child’s teeth stay healthy and future dental
disease is prevented.
When your child’s full treatment is complete, your child will be
discharged from the clinic. Our staff will help you to link with a
dentist/dental services in the community.
It will be your responsibility to connect with a new dental provider.
Severity of treatment
Follow up care of our treatment recommendations