Today, on June 13, 2023, CK Public Health hosted the official ribbon cutting for their new Dental Clinic which opened its doors earlier this month. Uniquely, this clinic will serve Chatham-Kent residents that qualify for either the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program or the Healthy Smiles Ontario program.
Located at 519 King Street West, with the entrance being on Robertson Ave, the new clinic will work with clients using these provincially funded programs and does not take payment for services, with the exception of clients having to pay a minimal fee for the creation of new dentures.
“We were very grateful to be serving Chatham-Kent residents out of our former King Street East location for so many years,” states Carina Caryn, CK Public Health Program Manager, “But with the expansion of the programs and more folks accessing the funding available, it was necessary for us to move to a larger location to better meet the needs of our clients.”
The clinic, which is staffed with 2 program assistants, 3 certified dental assistants, 2 registered dental hygienists and a dentist, provides a variety of services. Though the specific needs of each client vary, services covered by the Healthy Smiles Ontario program may include exams, routine checkups and preventative services. Some of the services that may be covered under the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program include examinations/assessments and x-rays, preventative services, such as cleanings, restorative services to repair broken teeth and cavities, oral surgery services to remove teeth or abnormal tissue, anesthesia, root canal services to treat infection and pain, periodontal services to treat gum conditions and diseases, crowns, and dentures.
Those looking for more information about the clinic, the Healthy Smiles Ontario program, or the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program are asked to visit www.CKPublicHealth.com/Smile or call 519-355-1071 EXT 5700.