Clinics & Services

Dental Health Bus

Temporary Schedule for Dental Heath Bus

The City of Hamilton is re-starting emergency dental service on the Dental Health Bus for our low-income clients. The re-start plan will take place in stages.

Until all of our partner locations are fully open, the temporary schedule for the bus is:

  • Thursdays (starts August 20): East Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, 45 Ellis Ave
  • Fridays (starts August 21): Neighbour2Neighbour, 28 Athens St
  • Mondays (starts August 24): Norman Pinky Lewis Rec Centre, 192 Wentworth Ave
  • The dental bus will remain closed every Tuesday and Wednesday until further notice.

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed from 12 noon to 1 pm

In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  • We ask that clients arrive wearing a mask. For those who do not have a mask, one will be provided. Read more about the Face Covering By-law in Hamilton.
  • All clients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • We ask all bus clients to observe a 6 ft spacing between each other for everyone’s safety.
  • No public washroom access during the temporary schedule.
  • We will be operating with a reduced staff for their safety as well as our clients.


The Dental Health Bus is for emergency dental services for Hamilton residents who have a low income and do not have dental insurance.

How to access the Dental Health Bus

Come to the location where we park the bus to see a dentist.

  • No appointments are booked; we see you a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Priority is given to people with emergencies

Daily bus locations

The Dental Health Bus is open:

  • Monday, Thurdsay and Friday, 8:30 am to 12 noon and 1 to 4:30 pm
  • The bus is closed Tuesday, Wednesday and for all Statutory Holidays

Check the calendar or Twitter for closures before you visit the bus.

Dental Health Bus

Bus Closures

  • Monday October 19 - Pinky Lewis/Mission services
    For dental emergencies please call 905-546-2424 x 3789
  • December 25 (Christmas)
  • December 28
  • December 31 


Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
192 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton


  • October 12
  • December 28






East Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club
45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton
(at Barton Street and Ellis Avenue)


  • December 31


28 Athens Street, Hamilton
(off Mohawk between Upper James Street and West 5th Street)


  • December 25

Services on the Dental Health Bus

The City of Hamilton provides free emergency dental services by dentists. These services include:

  • X-rays
  • Dental fillings
  • Uncomplicated extractions or removing teeth
  • Antibiotics for dental infections