SHINE Dentistry

The SHINE (Student Health Initiative for the Needs of Edmonton) Dental Clinic is a student run organization established through the University of Alberta and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Based out of the Boyle McCauley Dental Clinic, our organization provides dental care for youth in need at no cost to our patients. We are now at the Metis Capital Renaissance Tower!

The Students of SHINE

Thank you to the DDS 2019s Suraj Chavda, Navi Bharj, Dharminder Panesar, and Shahed Bayestehtarat for creating this video to thank our generous sponsors and highlight why the students love coming to SHINE!

Shine Volunteers

About Us

IMPORTANT: The SHINE clinic RE-OPENED January 26th, 2019 in the new Boyle McCauley Health Centre Dental Clinic located in the Metis Capital Renaissance Tower.  This new clinic space will allow us to increase from 4 to 8 operatories, allowing for more than 900 new patients!

We prioritize youth and try to triage patients based on their needs, but for the most part the SHINE clinic is run on a first come-first serve basis.  The clinic opens at 08:30 on Saturday, but those patients who want to increase their chances of being treated may choose to line up early as space is limited.

There is no charge to patients. However, there may be limits to what can be performed due to equipment and timing.

Please note: the goal of SHINE dentistry is to operate every Saturday during the school year.  However, the SHINE dentistry clinic depends entirely on the support of our volunteers and as such, we cannot guarantee the clinic will be open every Saturday.

Important information about our clinic:

  • No appointments are necessary
  • We DO treat adults, but give preference to seeing children first (if there are any present)
  • Please check our calendar before planning to come in to confirm we will be open!
  • We only treat those with no dental insurance
  • We provide mostly fillings extractions, and hygiene services (cleanings). We are unable to provide any treatments that require a dental laboratory (crowns, implants, dentures, etc). We are also unable to offer any orthodontics
  • SHINE dentistry is entirely supported by our annual golf tournament fundraiser and volunteers from the dental community of Edmonton

SHINE Operating Schedule


Saturday: 8:30am-12pm


10408 95 Street, Edmonton, AB