Oral Health Services

Visiting Dental Services

In Northwest Territories Communities that do not have private dental clinics, your local health centre works with dental clinics in the NWT to provide visiting dental services to your community.  These visiting clinics are available to all NWT residents, and offer a wide variety of dental and hygienist services, including:

  • examinations and x-rays (Diagnostic services)
  • Cleanings (Preventive services)
  • Fillings (Restorative services) 
  • Root Canals (Endodontic services)
  • Deep cleaning and Gum Treatments (Periodontal services)
  • Removable Dentures (Prosthodontic services)
  • Basic oral surgery such as removal of teeth (unless extremely complicated)

The dentists at these visiting clinics are also able to referrer patients to other dental professionals, if you require a service that they are not able to provide at the visiting clinic.


Who can Access Visiting Dental Services?

All NWT Residents living in communities that do not have private dental clinics.


How to Book an Appointment with the Visiting Dental Clinic

Visiting Dental Clinics will be operated out of your local health centre.  Contact your local health centre to find out when the next dental services visit is scheduled and to book an appointment.


What to bring

Arrive 15-20 minutes early to your dental appointment and check in at the front desk.  To check in you will be required to show:

  • Your healthcare card
  • A piece of photo identification



All First Nation and Inuit residents are covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program.  Click here to learn more.

All other residents will need to pay for the service through their private insurance plans or extended benefits.  



Contact your local health centre for more information about this program.