Dental Health: Oral Health 101

Southwestern Public Health’s Oral Health team works to improve the oral health of all Elgin and Oxford County residents by:

  • Providing basic dental care and preventative services (teeth cleaning, scaling, polishing, fluoride, sealants, oral hygiene instruction) to children 17 years under the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program
  • Providing free, routine dental services for qualifying low-income seniors under the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

Dental Clinics

Southwestern Public Health provides free preventive dental hygiene services at 5 clinic locations. We provide you with access to dental screening, dental hygiene treatment, oral hygiene education and possible enrollment into the Healthy Smiles Ontario program offered to those who financially qualify, or those children in need of emergency treatment.

Elgin County Oxford County

Southwestern Public Health St. Thomas Site

1230 Talbot Street, St. Thomas

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

One evening clinic per month 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

To book an appointment, call 1-800-922-0096

Southwestern Public Health Woodstock Site
93 Graham Street, Lower Level, Woodstock

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To book an appointment, call 1-800-922-0096 ext 3510

East Elgin Family Health Centre

424 Talbot Street West, Lower Level - Unit #L7C, Aylmer

Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

To book an appointment, call 1-800-922-0096

Ontario Seniors Dental  Care Program

(Woodstock Location)

Oxford County Community Health Care Centre

35 Metcalf Street, 2nd Floor, Woodstock

Monday and Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To book an appointment, call 1-800-922-0096 ext 3510

West Elgin Community Health Centre

153 Main Street, West Lorne

1st Tuesday of each month 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To book an appointment, call 1-800-922-0096



Dental Care


Dental Health Tips

Taking care of your teeth and mouth is important.  We need a healthy mouth to speak, smile, breathe properly, and eat and drink.  As part of a healthy lifestyle and to help reduce the risk of oral disease, follow these five steps to good oral health:


Last Updated: April 19, 2018