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October 17, 2008
Floss and smile -- new dental clinic opens
Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto, will officially open a new dental and oral health clinic in the North York Civic Centre. The clinic will provide free basic dental services, including oral exams, x-rays, fillings and preventive services. These services will be offered to eligible children, high school students, parents enrolled in some public health programs and seniors who live in Toronto and cannot afford to visit a dentist or do not have private dental insurance.

Date: Monday, October 20
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. (ground floor)

In addition to the new clinic, Toronto Public Health has 13 existing dental clinics located throughout the city.
The North York location will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will provide services for about 3,000 local residents each year. Collectively, the dental clinics will provide services to more than 22,000 eligible Torontonians each year.

To find out more about the new dental clinic, call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Rishma Govani, Toronto Public Health Media Relations, 416-338-7974,



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