Reduced Cost Clinics

 Fees/Restrictions/Special NotesTreatment
Abbotsford Food Bank Dental Clinic
33914 Essendene Avenue
Abbotsford V2S 2H8
Phone: 604 859 5749 ext 24

Office Hours:
A Few Days Per Month
Call for schedule

  • Free basic dental services to qualified low income households with no insurance
  • Staffed by volunteer dentists, dental assistants and hygienists
  • Appointment required
  • Must be registered through Abbotsford Food Bank
  • Abbotsford residents only
  • Lab expenses for complete & partial dentures have to be covered by patient
  • 1 year waitlist for most services
  • Dental emergencies
  • Extractions
  • Open and drain and antibiotics
  • Basic restorative work
  • Some cleaning available
  • Wheelchair access available
Camosun College Dental Clinic
Dental Building
3100 Foul Bay Road
Victoria V8P 5J2
Phone: 250 370 3184

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
Fall term no Thursday clinics Winter term no Wednesday clinics Closed for the summer, regular college breaks and all stat holidays
  • Single fee $60 for adults
  • Children & youth $20 or less
  • Care given by hygiene & assisting students under supervision of licensed Program Faculty
  • Adult clients require an initial screen/registration appointment and 4 treatment appointments lasting approximately 3.5 hours each - must commit to all appointments
  • Children infant - 18 years require 1-2 appointments with a fee range of $5-$20
  • Dental hygiene treatment & dental examination provided
  • X-rays if needed
  • Debridement of teeth, polish and flouride
  • Dental hygiene instruction
  • No emergency exams or radiographs
  • Wheelchair access
CODE Dental Clinic
489 Wallace Street
PO Box 113 Stn A
Nanaimo V9R 5K4
Phone: 250 591 0771
Fax: 250 591 0714

Office Hours:
Call for next available clinic date
  • Ususally three days/week: Tuesday-Thursday
      • Staffed by volunteer dentists, dental assistants and hygienists
      • Accept patients on social/MSP Premium assistance, First Nations, referrals from social agencies and those on Fair PharmaCare with $0 (zero) family deductible.
      • Patients will be asked to cover costs of treatment by making a donation to the clinic.
      • Drop-in between 9:00am-11:00am for exam and possible treatment
      • Emergency pain relief
      • Examinations
      • X-rays
      • Extractions
      • Open & drain and antibiotics
      • Basic restorative work
      • Cleanings
    Cool Aid Community Health Centre Dental Clinic
    2nd Floor - 713 Johnson Street
    Victoria V8W 1M8
    Phone: 250 383 5957
    Fax: 250 383 5935

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Friday 8:30-3:30

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Full service office: cleanings, extractions, fillings, x-rays, some crowns & root canals
    • No veneers, no implants, no graphs, no whitening
    • Offers oral sedation
    • Dental emergencies welcome
    • 3 month wait list as of June 2014
      Restricted to Ministry guidelines for those on social assistance
    East Side Walk-In Dental Clinic
    455 Hastings Street East
    Vancouver V6A 1P5
    Phone: 604 254 9900
    Fax: 604 254 9980

    Office Hours:
    For dentists - depends on availability
    Online schedule at
    Most common days & hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm
    For hygenists - Call to book appointment
    Must have seen a dentist within 1 year or 365 days
    Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
    Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm

    • Staffed by volunteer personnel (dental & hygienist)
    • Emergency pain relief only
    • Please refer to their WEBSITE for more information
    Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic
    Native Friendship Centre
    1600 3rd Avenue
    Prince George V2L 3G6
    Phone: 250 613 7246

    Office Hours:
    2nd and 4th Tues. of each month 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Arrival Time: 3:45pm - 4:00pm
    • Staffed by qualified dentists, hygienists and dental assistants
    • First come, first serve basis, must be drug/alcohol free for 48 hrs.
    • Must bring care card or status card
    • Extractions & x-rays only
    Kelowna Gospel Mission Dental Clinic
    259B Leon Avenue
    Kelowna V1Y 6J1
    Phone: 800 789 0680
    Fax: 250 763 4018

    Office Hours:
    Mon. 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Tues. 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Wed. 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Thurs. 8:30am - 4:00pm
    Fri. 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • For eligible patients who cannot afford treatment
    • Patients must call in advance for appointment
    • Basic fillings and extractions
    • Cleanings when available
    • Limited root canals, no molar root canals
    • No Prosthodontic or Orthodontic work
    Living Waters Dental Clinic
    180 Lakeshore Drive NW
    PO Box 308
    Salmon Arm V1E 4N5
    Phone: 250 463 1631

    Office Hours:
    Contact Anne Tues-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Appointment required for routine dental work
    • Cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals
    Mid-Main Community Health Centre
    3998 Main Street
    2nd floor
    Vancouver V5V 3P2
    Phone: 604 873 3602

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Thursday8:00am - 8:30pm
    Friday8:00am - 5:30pm
    Saturday8:00am - 5:30pm

    • 10% discount for patients without dental insurance
    • No reduction in lab fees
    • Appointment required
    • Adults & children welcome
    • First visit free for children under 3 years old
    • Accepts most private & all government insurance plans
    • No longer offer payment plans
    • Family dental care including tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, dentures, root canals and preventative
    • No sedation
    • White fillings are extra
    New Life Dental Clinic
    181 Victoria Street West
    Kamloops V2C 1A5
    Phone: 778 471 5878
    Fax: 250 434 1373

    Office Hours:
    Tues9:00am - 2:00pm
    Wed9:00am - 4:00pm
    Thurs9:00am - 4:00pm
    Fri9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Appointment required for routine dental work
    • Cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals
    O.R.C.C.A. Dental Clinic Society
    2281 Henry Avenue
    Sidney V8L 2A8
    Phone: 778 351 3393

    Office Hours:
    Mon9:00am - 4:00pm
    Wed9:00am - 4:00pm
    Thurs9:00am - 4:00pm
    Fri9:00am - 4:00pm
    (flexible days/times as volunteers are available)
      • Children 0-19 years old only
      • Low income families with household income under $40,000 receive reduced cost dental (Some exceptions apply. Contact us to find out.)
      • Covers remainder of costs from BC Healthy Kids program as they only cover 70% if patient is eligible
      • Accept IFHP and immigrant patients
      • Special cases committee for patient under exceptional circumstances may provide additional funds
      • Parking available
      • Restorative
      • Hygiene
      • Emergency dentistry
      • Examinations
      • Preventative
      • Extractions
      • Fissure Sealants
      • Root Canals
      • X-rays
    Pacific Oral Health Centre
    300 - 15850 24 Avenue
    Surrey V3Z 0G1
    Phone: 604 536 2700
    Fax: 604 536 2722

    Office Hours:
    Closed public holidays
    Mon.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Tues.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed.11:00am - 7:00pm
    Thurs.11:00am - 7:00pm
    Fri.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sun.9:00am - 5:00pm
    • 30% reduction in fees.
    • A Notice of Assessment is required for discounted rate
    • All dental plans and MSP clients accepted.
    • Appointment required. No waiting list.
    • Emergency pain relief
    • All general dental services including: cleaning, extractions, fillings, x-rays, dental emergencies, restorative, open & drain & antibiotics, root canals, crowns, dentures
    • No sedation offered
    Portland Community Medical & Dental Clinic
    12 Hastings Street East
    Vancouver V6A 1N1
    Phone: 778 371 0060

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm
    Hours change, best to call office.

    • For downtown eastside residents only (V6A or V6B postal codes)
    • Offers discount to patients if they do not have insurance and reside in the Downtown Eastside
    • No reduction in lab fees
    • Examinations, restorative, preventative, extractions, crowns, complete & partial dentures, root canals, wheelchair accessible
    Reach Dental Clinic
    1145 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver V5L 3X3
    Phone: 604 254 1331

    Office Hours:

    • Must be within catchment area, (from Water Street to 41st Avenue and Main Street to Boundary.)
    • Must be deemed socially or medically complex
    • Youth under 26 are exempt from the above criteria
    • 20% discount for low income patients without dental insurance
    • No reduction in lab fees
    • Schedule an appointment for an assessment
    • Services based on consult appointment
    • Care Card required
    • Staffed by certified dentists and dental hygienists
    • Wait time of 1-2 months
    • No Orthodontics
    • No implants
    Strathcona Community Dental Clinic
    601 Keefer Street
    Vancouver V6A 3V8
    Phone: 604 713 4485
    Fax: 604 713 4465

    Office Hours:
    Mon.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Tues.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thurs.9:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri.9:00am - 5:00pm

    • Children under 19 years only & their families (child must come to office 1st)
    • 20% discount for patients without dental insurance
    • No wait list
    • 5 dentists
    • No hygienists
    • Accept all dental plans
    • No balance billing
    • Appointment required
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Full service office, no implants
    • No reduction in lab fees
    • Cantonese/ Mandarin/ French/ German spoken
    • No sedation
    UBC - Emergency Clinic
    Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
    2151 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver V6T 1Z3
    Phone: 604 822 6917

    Office Hours:
    [Sept - May]
    Mon. - Fri. 8:15am - 4:30pm
    4 appt/day

    • 20-30% discount
    • Appointment required
    • Fillings, extractions
    • Drainage of abscess
    UBC - General Dentistry
    Nobel Biocare Oral Health Center, UBC
    2151 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver V6T 1Z3
    Phone: 604 822 2112

    Office Hours:
    [September - May]
    Mon - Fri 8:15am - 4:30pm

    • 20-40% reduction in fees
    • Closed for summer (reopens in September)
    • Children must be 5 years of age or older
    • Examinations, restorative, extractions, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics
    UBC - Orthodontics
    Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
    2151 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver V6T 1Z3
    Phone: 604 822 2324

    Office Hours:
    [September - June]
    Tues/Wed/Thurs 7:00am - 4:30pm

    • Approx. $1750 for treatment of permanent dentition
    • +/- $1100 for treatment of mixed dentition
    • Screening session are 2 hours long & offered at no charge during the months of Jan, Feb, March and April to select appropriate patients for treatment beginning in September
    • Website: click on Treatment/Orthodontic
    • Orthodontic treatment (braces and other appliances)
    • Ideal age for orthodontic consultation is between 7 and 11 years of age, before facial growth is complete
    Vancouver Public Health Children's Dental Program
    Robert and Lily Lee Family Health Centre
    210 - 1669 Broadway East
    Vancouver V5N 1V9
    Phone: 604 675 3981

    Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Extended hours Wednesday and some Saturdays
      • Application process to determine eligibility. Some fees may apply. See website for application forms
      • Eligible children grade 7 and under. Students up to grade 12 with a dental emergency
      • Must reside in the City of Vancouver
      • Checkup, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride, sealants, fillings, extractions, root canals on baby teeth and limited sedation
    Vernon Community Dental Access Centre
    3107C 31 Avenue
    Vernon V1T 2G9
    Phone: 778 475 7779

    Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Also have other special clinic days when volunteer dentists are available
    • 20-50% discount on services depending upon income levels
    • Must prove low income elegibility
    • Serves low income individuals and families and persons with multiple barriers in the Regional District of the North Okanagan
    • Basic restorative, hygiene, and emergency dentistry for all ages
    • Smoking cessation program
    • Oral cancer screening
    • Denture care
    West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic
    204 - 518 Lake Street
    Nelson V1L 4C6
    Phone: 250 352 6560

    Office Hours:
    Generally 8:00am-3:30pm with a few exceptions.

    • All fees are based on the Ministry fee schedule.
    • No implants.