Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI)

COHI is a community driven early childhood caries prevention and dental education program that strives to improve and promote optimal oral and overall health utilizing a culturally safe and trauma informed care approach.

A FFTAHS dental hygienist and a community-based COHI Aide deliver the program in the ten First Nations of the Rainy River District catchment area. The COHI Aide is a community member hired by the community to support the dental professional and provides some COHI services independently.

Services Provided

  • Dental Screenings
  • Fluoride Varnish Applications
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Temporary Fillings
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride
  • Prenatal Oral Health Education
  • School and Classroom Presentations and Education
  • Dental Referrals

Who is eligible for our services?

  • Pregnant women and primary caregivers;
  • Pre-school children, 0-4 years of age; and
  • School-aged children, 5-7 years of age.

Accessing our services

For more information, please call (807) 274–2042 or the COHI cell phone (807) 271-1652

To make a referral, please use our Referral Form below.