The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is rolling out a survey on the dental health needs of adults and seniors in Windsor and Essex County starting in January.
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A survey is being done by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU). We are inviting you to share your experience with getting dental care and/or any dental treatment. Your answers will help staff learn more about any issues faced by adults, 18 and over, in the Windsor-Essex region when looking for dental health care.
As a teacher/educator, you are in a unique position to provide the education, guidance, and motivation necessary to help your students establish positive oral health habits. Resources to support the elementary school oral health curriculum can be found here.
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under who qualify.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is pleased to present the Oral Health 2016 Report. This initial report is significant as it is the first local report of its kind and will act as a baseline for similar reports we will do in the future.
Our Dental Health Department includes dentists, registered dental hygienists, dental assistants, oral health clerks, a health promotion specialist, and a program manager.
We have a dental clinic located at our Windsor and Leamington locations.
Dental Health offers programs and services to our community including:
Baby teeth matter! Health Canada, the Canadian Dental Association, and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommend children see a dentist by their first birthday, even before they have all of their teeth.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Board of Directors recommends that the Province of Ontario amend the regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act to require community water fluoridation for all municipal water systems (when source-water levels are below the Health Canada recommended level of 0.7 mg/L) to prevent dental caries (tooth decay) and provide the funding and support to municipalities required.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is a fragrance free workplace. Please do not use fragrant products when visiting the Health Unit.
Our Health Unit provides no cost preventive dental services to children and youth 17 years and under who qualify. These services are provided by a Registered Dental Hygienist.
Your child must first be seen at a school screening or a scheduled clinic appointment at the Health Unit.