Oral health is an important part of overall health. Dental disease is one of the most common health problems in the world today. It affects all ages and groups. It is preventable!
The goal of the Oral Health Program is to promote good oral health for people of all ages within the community. The Oral Health Program has two components - primary health services and the Public Health Dental Clinic.
Health Promotion, Education and Preventive Services
Dental health educator coordinators determine the oral health needs of communities, provide health promotion and dental health education, and deliver preventive programs.
The range of topics include:
medications and oral health
nutrition and oral health
oral diseases and the link with overall health
oral growth and development
oral health status
oral hygiene for infants, children, adults and special needs individuals
safety and injury prevention
Oral Health Program Services
Early Childhood and Family Services
Dental screenings of children in selected grades every 5 years
Annual dental screenings of children at high risk for tooth decay in selected grades and schools
Tooth brushing programs
Dental sealant program for Grades 1,2,7, and 8 in selected schools
Older Adult & Special Needs Services
- Oral healthcare Module Workshop for staff
- Presentation and displays for caregivers, older adults and special needs individuals
- Oral healthcare Module Workshops for U of S and SIAST students and community colleges upon request
Health Promotion Services
- Promotion of oral health through the use of media, health fairs, and displays
- National Oral Health Month activities during April
- Resources on a variety of oral health topics
Your teeth and mouth are important!
Healthy teeth help you to chew properly, speak clearly and smile brightly.
For more information contact:
Population and Public Health
Oral Health Program
#101 - 310 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z2