Go Smile was created to remove barriers and make oral healthcare more accessible. We host mobile dental hygiene clinics that offer vital oral healthcare services.
ALL Canadians deserve equitable access to oral health care. We have come to recognize significant oral health disparities in our community. We seek to remove barriers and create strategies that venture outside the framework of conventional dental care settings in order to reach those unable to access care.
GoSmile’s mission is to serve the community with compassion and reverence by hosting mobile dental hygiene clinics, promoting oral wellness and providing clinical services and resources to help clients prevent oral disease and achieve a lifetime of optimal oral health.
We are working to improve access to oral health care in our community!
Oral Health for Total Health
Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. The World Health Organization defines oral health as “A state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking, and psychosocial wellbeing.”
Not all Canadians see an oral healthcare professional on a regular basis. While the majority of Ontarians have good oral health, there are subgroups in Ontario that cannot appropriately access dental care and have poorer oral health. Those most likely to report poorer oral health and barriers include lower income earners, the uninsured, and older adults...