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Introducing CK Public Health’s New Dental Clinic!

In Spring of this year, CK Public Health gave Chatham-Kent residents something to smile about while opening a new dental clinic in Chatham. Uniquely, this clinic serves 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 off Robertson Avenue, the new clinic works with clients using provincially funded programs and does not take payment for services.

“We were very grateful to be serving Chatham-Kent residents out of our former King Street East location for so many years,” stated 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, crowns, 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.

Those looking for more information about the clinic, including eligibility requirements for or what is covered by the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program are asked to visit or call at 519-355-1071 X 5700.

This article was written & submitted by:
Caress Lee Carpenter – Community Outreach & Public Relations Officer

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