Jim Lund Clinic at Welcome Hall Mission

Information for Patients | Treatments Offered | Becoming a Patient | Cancellation Policy | Contact Information | Hours


Information for Patients

The Jim Lund Clinic at Welcome Hall Mission is a free dental service available to low-income and unhoused Montrealers who do not have any dental insurance, private or government subsidised. Created through a partnership between the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences and Welcome Hall Mission, it is Montreal’s first permanent, free dental care clinic.

Due to financial constraints and lack of insurance, many people never see a dentist because it isn’t affordable on a tight budget. This sparked the idea of creating a free dental clinic, and the Jim Lund Dental Clinic was inaugurated on February 11, 2011 thanks to generous support from socially responsible foundations, organizations and individual donors to Welcome Hall Mission and the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences.

The clinic is staffed by:

  • dentists
  • dental assistant
  • 3rd and 4th year dental medicine students from the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences

Treatments offered

  • Complete dental examination with radiographs (intraoral and panoramic)
  • Preventive dental hygiene treatments: scaling, prophylaxis, fluoride varnish, sealants
  • Periodontal therapy: scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)
  • Fillings
  • Simple extractions

Patients who require more extensive treatment are referred to other Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences clinics for the following services:

Becoming a patient

To become a patient at the Jim Lund Dental Clinic, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Be recommended by an organization that works with people who are unhoused or have a low-income or
  2. Open a file with Welcome Hall Mission by calling 514-937-9317.


Medicare and patients receiving social assistance

People receiving social assistance or covered by Medicare (RAMQ) are not eligible for the Jim Lund Clinic. Most patients who receive social assistance can obtain basic dental care in a private dental office at no cost. If you already have coverage but cannot find a dentist, please go to the Quebec Order of Dentists website where you can search for a dentist in your area.


Cancellation Policy

It is the patient’s responsibility to keep scheduled appointments. To cancel an appointment, we request notice of at least 2 working days in advance

The Jim Lund Dental Clinic will consider an appointment as missed any time a patient has not given 2 working days advance notice of cancellation or has failed to arrive within 10 minutes of their appointment time.

Patients who have 2 missed appointments in a one-year period will no longer benefit from the services offered by the Jim Lund Dental Clinic.


Contact Information

Phone: 514-523-5288 ext. 172
Fax: 514-906-0767

606 de Courcelle Street
Montreal, QC H4C 3L5
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Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments can be made between 9:00 am and 3:00 p.m.


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