About Us

The Community Dental Access Centre (North Okanagan) Society

Mission Statement

To operate a non-profit dental health centre for North Okanagan residents experiencing financial and other barriers to dental health care.


Our vision is a community where barriers to accessing dental health care are reduced and quality of life is improved.

The Community Dental Access Centre (CDAC) is a non-profit low-cost dental clinic which will provide basic restorative and hygiene services to low-income people in the North Okanagan. The Community Dental Access Society has a six board directors and one advisory committee. In April 2011, the Society also became a Registered Charity. Fee reductions will depend on the client’s income and/or government dental plan coverage rates.


Emergency Dental Access

The staff and volunteers at the centre will see as many individuals in urgent needs as they can. If it is not possible to see a client in urgent need the centre may refer you to one of our outreach dentists in the community.If you are in severe pain or have swelling seek immediate medical attention. You may require antibiotics or other critical care.

Oral Health Restoration

The centre provides a full scope of restorative care for clients. We restore smiles in the most cost efficent way possible.

Dental Education and Prevention

Regular dental cleaning and periodontal care help us keep our natural teeth longer; we work with you to improve your gum health, one step at a time.

Tobacco use has a huge impact on oral and general health. North Okanagan residents can access the Tobacco Free Program through the centre. The program provides weekly group sessions for those individual that want to quit using tobacco. Call Hugh at 250 542-2100.

Prepayment Option

Big treatment needs can be overwhelming. We will help organize your treatment so that you pay a portion each month until you have a credit to proceed and have work done a little at a time.

Volunteer Care Team

Volunteers work along with staff to provide you with quality care.