Volunteer Dental Outreach- Haliburton

Photo (by Kimberley Pirie-Milko):  Volunteer Dental Outreach received the “Members’ Choice Award” at the recent Community Futures Ontario Conference.  Accepting the award of their behalf was Patti Tallman (Haliburton CDC). 


This was the third year for the Members’ Choice Award.  All nominations were posted on the OACFDC website with members voting online.  The winner was the Volunteer Dental Outreach (VDO) for Haliburton County project nominated by the Haliburton County Development Corporation.


The mission of the VDO is to provide free urgent dental care for low income residents of Haliburton County. Complete dental care services include root canals, fillings, dentures, cleaning. These free services are provided by volunteer dental professionals. Local businesses and dental supply companies donate supplies and funds, and the organization holds fundraising events to cover operational costs.


Founded in November 2010, as of May 2016, they have helped 625 patients, 4600 appointments with a value of $1.6 million in free dental care.

VDO received part of their preliminary funding from the Haliburton CDC.


Check out their winning video at


For more information, please contact:

Patti Tallman, Assistant Director

Haliburton County Development Corporation

235 Highland Street, 2nd Floor  P.O. Box 210

Haliburton, Ontario  K0M 1S0

P 705.457-3555  F 705.457.3398

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