Dental ClinicProvided By: Community Health Centre
- Dental Clinic
- 705-324-7323 x 180 or 1-800-461-0327
- 108 Angeline St. S., Lower Level, Door C (free parking)
- Lindsay, ON
- K9V 3L5
The dental program offered by Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) helps to put smiles on the faces of local individuals and families who have been seeking affordable dental care.
The CCCKL dental program is pleased to offer dental services geared to meet the needs of all local individuals and families.
Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The clinic is available for everyone, including people who receive benefits through Healthy Smiles Ontario, Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). In addition, the dental clinic will see individuals or families with a low income or who do not carry any dental insurance.
Oral Health and Your Overall Health
Our mouths are part of our bodies, not something separate. So it makes sense to care for our mouths the way we care for our bodies. Not only will our bodies thank us, the health care system will as well.
Research shows there is a connection between our oral health and our overall health. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) says there is a relationship between oral disease and health problems such as diabetes and certain kinds of pneumonia. The CDA says there may even be a link to heart disease and stroke, as well as premature and low birth-weight babies.
The more we care for our mouths, the less chance we have of burdening the health care system. It only makes sense. Call our Community Dental Clinic for more information, or visit the CDA website.
100 Women Who Care Help Dental Clinic Clients Keep Smiling
The 1,200-plus clients served each year at Community Care's Community Dental Clinic are the beneficiaries of the latest donation from the 100 Women Who Care Kawartha Lakes initiative. Sharon Smith-Carter, Bella Alderton and Colleen Morrison of 100 Women presented $15,450 to the dental clinic following the group's meeting last month. Clinical Program Manager Margot Fitzpatrick, dental clinic staff Jackie Berwick and Nancy Johnsen, and Community Care Past Board Chair Shirley Norman were happy to accept the support.
Making a Difference for Dental Clients
Green Shield Canada is focused on improving access to health care for uninsured and underinsured populations in our country. Critical funding comes from the company's Community Giving Program through its Frontline Care initiative. The program provides financial support to agencies that deliver frontline dental health care for the homeless, the working poor and those on social assistance. In the last five years, Green Shield Canada has given $40,000 towards the operating costs of Community Care's Community Dental Clinic. The support is invaluable to the hundreds of local residents served each year by the dental clinic.
Advocating for Affordable Dental Care
Lack of access to affordable dental care is a concern for many residents in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and throughout the province. The Association of Ontario Health Centres is advocating on behalf of the thousands of residents in this province who cannot afford dental care, and is working hard to get the government to expand public dental programs to low income seniors and adults immediately. Recently, CBC Radio addressed the issue. Listen to the first-person story on lack of access to dental care by clicking Universal Dental Care.
The Canadian Dental Association says: Oral Health ... Good for Life!
A healthy mouth is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Keep your smile healthy for a lifetime by following these 5 steps to good oral health:
Brush your teeth and tongue twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and floss every day
Eat a well-balanced diet
Check your mouth regularly for signs of gum disease and oral cancer
Don't smoke or chew tobacco
Visit your dentist regularly