Centre Youville Centre
150 Mann Avenue
Ottawa ON Canada
Charitable Reg. Number:
11884 8456 RR0001
helping families in ottawa, canada become self-sufficient contributing members of society
Dr. Tom Harle has had great success providing dental care to those in need locally at The Ottawa Mission and abroad in developing countries, and now he is bringing his time and talent to Youville Centre. By amassing funding, supplies and a host of volunteer dentists and hygienists, Dr. Harle is helping Youville Centre by providing an on-site, Portable Dental Clinic. This clinic will be shared with St. Mary’s Home, St. Joe’s Women’s Centre and Bethany Hope Centre, in an effort to unite sister agencies and provide basic dental hygiene and education for women and children in need at our centres.
“We are excited to be able to offer weekly hygiene and restorative dental care with our 10 chairside volunteers and have the overwhelming feeling of being in the right place and the right time to help address some of the specialized needs of students and their young children. Not only will we be able to make many smiles healthier but we will also be able to provide this free service more economically through the use of a delivery model that incorporates portable dental equipment at the same time”, said Dr. Harle.
By focusing on disease prevention, oral health promotion, and education, we are empowering Youville moms to take responsibility for their own and their children's oral health and to make sound decisions about their dental care. Basic dental services offered at the Portable Dental Clinic include:
Cleaning and polish;
Topical fluoride treatment;
Clinical exams and periodontal assessment;
Oral cancer screenings;
Composite fillings with or without freezing; and
Oral health education.
For hygiene or dental appointments, please contact Youville Centre. The clinic is open most Fridays from 9am to 3pm.
For prospective volunteers or to offer donations of dental supplies / equipment, please contact Youville Centre and provide your details attention to Dr. Harle.