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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 provide dental services to both urban and rural communities.

Dental Emergencies

Contact the Yukon Children’s Dental Services Main Office at 667-8360 or the dental therapist at the school your child attends. Dental Therapists can be reached calling the school dental clinics.

Eligibility

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.

Enrollment

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
  • Sealants

Examination

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.

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

Whitehorse

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
Hidden Valley 667-3049
Holy Family 667-5097
Jack Hulland Elementary 667-5018
Selkirk Elementary 667-3769
Takhini Elementary 667-3767
Whitehorse Elementary 667-3669

 Vanier School*

667-3035

*Vanier students will now be seen at Christ the King.

Rural Communities

Beaver Creek 862-7250
Carcross School 821-2905
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
Tantalus School 863-5081
Teslin School 390-2570

Treatment

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 then 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 to discuss your children dental health concerns.

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Contact info

Dental Health

Phone: 867-667-8360

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8360

Fax: 867-667-8335

Mailing Address:

Dental Health (HD-1)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: 9010 Quartz Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]

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