Ottawa Dental Programs

Need to see a dentist?
Who are you going to call?

Ottawa Public Health Dental Clinics

For access to the Children’s Healthy Smiles Ontario program enrolment, call 613-580-6744, x 23510. This program covers regular dental visits and treatment for children under
18 yrs-old.

C.I.N.O.T.–This program fast tracks emergency services and out of hospital anaesthetic coverage for children in need of treatment emergency treatment.

These following clinics are available for low-income families without dental coverage or on Ontario Works. Call the numbers below for free monthly dental screening for all ages. Fluoride varnish applications.


400 – 1580 Merivale Road
(corner of Meadowlands Dr.)


2525 St. Laurent Blvd.
2nd floor (near Conroy Road)


40 Cobourg Street
(Le Patro Community Centre)

If you have no insurance; but, can pay for dental treatments:
Go to any private clinic, tell the front desk staff.

If you have the Inuit Health Number (N number) or employment insurance benefits, ask the front desk staff if they accept your plan.
There are a few regular private clinics that participate in government sponsored dental programs, see below. Or, call the Ottawa Dental Society at 613-523-3876 between 9 am and 12 pm (Monday to Friday) to find a dental office in your area that participates in government sponsored dental programs.

Ottawa East

Dr. Luc Ducharme
156 Beechwood Ave.

Downtown Ottawa

Dr. Paul Rosenberg
225 Metcalfe St, Suite 104

Ottawa West

Dr. Jordan Pettigrew
281 Richmond Rd. (Westboro)

Access to Dental Services for Adults

Dental help for adults and seniors with low-income

• Limited emergency dental care may be available

Community Denture Program

• Limited denture benefits may be available

Call the City of Ottawa’s Community and Social Services Department at 613-560-6000 for more information


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