Oral Health

Oral Health Data Dashboard

The purpose of this dashboard is to provide an overview of the oral health status in Windsor and Essex County. Population health data and information relevant to Ontario Public Health Standards is presented, along with screening and preventive services offered to our local residents.

Oral Health

Oral health is important to overall health and well-being for children and youth. Poor dental health can lead to negative health and social outcomes for young people and is important to many aspects of a child’s development (Rowan-Legg, 2013).

December 2019 Board Meeting - Healthy Smiles Ontario Funding Resolution


Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) is a publically funded dental care program for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. The Ministry of Health introduced HSO in 2010 as a 100% provincially funded mandatory program for local health units, providing $1,529,700 in funding for children in Windsor-Essex (2019). HSO covers regular visits to a licensed dental provider within the community or through public health units.