Dental Health

Healthy teeth and gums are important for eating, speaking and self-esteem. Oral health is an important part of overall health for children and adults of all ages. Good oral health is achieved through good dental habits and dental care.

The Dental Health Educator with the Population Health Unit provides:

  • Education and resources for dental health teams, health professionals, schools, community groups and the public.
  • Technical consultation to the three northern health authorities for the development and enhancement of comprehensive oral health programs, including dental sealants, fluoride varnish applications, community water fluoridation, and public education. 
  • Coordination of the Northern Oral Health Working Group, which is a cross-jurisdictional group of dental professionals from the three northern health authorities, First Nations health jurisdictions, and the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. They work together to standardize treatment, prevention and health promotion programs, and strive to improve oral health and access to oral health services in northern Saskatchewan. 

For specific dental services provided by each of the three northern health authorities, contact the Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region, Keewatin Yatthé Health Region and Athabasca Health Authority.


Saskatchewan Ministry of Health

Northern Healthy Communities Partnership

Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Canadian Dental Association