Children's School-based Dental Program
The Yukon Children's Dental Program is a school-based public dental health program that provides diagnostic, preventative and restorative dental services to Yukon children. Dental therapists/hygienists provide dental services to both urban and rural communities.
Contact the Yukon Children’s Dental Services Main Office at 667-8360 or the dental therapist at the school your child attends. Dental Therapists/hygienists can be reached calling the school dental clinics.
Home-school children and students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 are eligible for services from the Yukon Children’s Dental program in Whitehorse and rural communities with a resident dentist.
Home-school children and students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are eligible for services from the Yukon Children’s Dental Program in communities without a resident dentist.
Dental services provided by Yukon Children’s Dental Program are supplied at no cost to the parent or guardian. They are covered by Yukon Health and Social Services.
Parents are required to complete the Consent for Examination form annually. Children are eligible to receive:
- Dental Examination
- Diagnostic x-ray films (if required)
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Cleaning and/or scaling of teeth
- Fluoride application
The initial dental examination is performed by a dentist who will also complete a recall examination every two years. In alternate years, the examination will be conducted by a dental therapist/hygienist.
Dental Exams for home-school children are offered on a monthly basis at 9010 Quartz Road in Whitehorse. Appointments can be made by calling 667-8360 or 1-800-661-0408 extension 8360.
School Dental Clinics
|Christ the King Elementary||667-3035|
|Ecole Emilie Tremblay||667-5420|
|Elijah Smith Elementary||667-3412|
|Golden Horn Elementary||667-3677|
|Grey Mountain Primary||667-3499|
|Jack Hulland Elementary||667-5018|
*Vanier students will now be seen at Christ the King.
|Chief Zzeh Gittlit School||966-3068|
|Del Van Gorder School||994-2016|
|Eliza Van Bibber School||537-3231|
|J.V. Clark School||996-2116|
|Johnson Elementary School||536-2433|
|Kluane Lake School||841-4191|
|Robert Service School||993-6531|
|Ross River School||969-2053|
|St. Elias Community School||634-7078|
If your child requires dental treatment following the dental examination, consent for Treatment will be sent home to inform you of your child’s dental needs and to obtain your written consent. Treatment cannot be provided without written consent from the parent/guardian. Once this has been provided, your child will receive the dental treatment prescribed, which may include:
- Fillings (Silver amalgam or white composite resins)
- Stainless steel crowns (baby teeth)
- Pulpotomies (baby teeth)
- Extractions if required
- Emergency dental services
- Parent/Guardian Meetings
- Scheduled meetings may be arranged with the dental therapist/hygienist to discuss your child's dental health concerns.
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8360
Dental Health (HD-1)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 9010 Quartz Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]