H.E.C.K. in Action and in the News

We are pleased to share our activities and progress in helping individuals in our community with dental care.  


June –  Clinic.

March 28 – Clinic.

May 14 – Clinic.

March 5-6 – Clinic.  11 clients, 32 extractions, 2 denture clients & 1 night guard.


December 1st – 19th – our first on-line auction

Dec. – On-line auction

November 21 – Clinic – 2-days

April 17 – Clinic 9 – 4

February 8 – Clinic 9 – 2

January 21 – AGM


December 11  –  In the News

November 8. 9. 11, 30.Clinics!

March 23, 25-26.  We performed extractions and were able to provide fillings!

December 2018

We had two clinic days this month. 
The Penticton Vees raised funds for us!
We met our 150 clients helped for the Canada 150 initiative!

November 2018

We had a two-day clinic this month.
The Western News did an article about us – Penticton Vees fund-raise for H.E.C.K.

June 2018

We have a clinic scheduled and funded by Booster Juice!  

May 2018

We have a fund-raiser on May 10th at Creative Craft Kitchen in Penticton from 5:30 –  8:30 p.m.  Join us!  We had a successful 2-day clinic!

April 2018

We have a clinic coming to Summerland.
100 Men That Care – donation given after a presentation.
Western News – H.E.C.K. in St. Lucia; Burger fund-raiser  
We had another successful two day clinic.

January 2018

We were open January 19th and 20th.  Thank you Dr. Johnson and volunteers!

H.E.C.K. volunteers went on a dental mission to Saint Lucia, to offer dental assistance and donations of soup from the Gleaners and  donated clothing and shoes.  It was a wonderful opportunity to give to those less fortunate.  The time at an orphanage was life changing. 

November 2017

BREAKING NEWS! We have openings in November 2017 and January 2018! Please make an appointment by phoning the clinic, or dropping by on November 17th and 18th.  You will require your CareCard, list of any medications you are taking and proof of low income.

We intend to continue meeting our GOAL of treating 150 patients in celebration of Canada’s 150th year. We have held 4 days for dental clinics to date with our next ones scheduled for Jan 19 and 20th. Dr Robert Johnson of Salmon Arm has generously volunteered to serve in the clinic, thus allowing us to meet our pledged goal within the early months of 2018!

Join us at City Hall in Penticton on November 28th at 11:00 for the kick off of Giving Tuesday Okanagan.  This initiative was launched in Canada in 2013, falls after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and celebrates giving of all kinds.  Learn more about this initiative on the web-site, Facebook, and twitter.  To make a donation to our clinic, click here.

February 2016

The Western News did an article on us – H.E.C.K. needs help to stay open!

October 2015

The clinic is closed indefinitely until we find another dentist to treat patients. For emergencies, please call the hospital and ask for the name of the dentist on call.

March 1, 2015

We are currently digitizing our large collection of news items featuring H.E.C.K. As our work progresses you will be able to access past news articles through the right-hand menu. Current news will also be featured here. In the meantime, feel free to call us directly if you need more information.

July 6, 2014

Official ribbon cutting at 101-431 Winnipeg Street, Penticton, B.C. 

The Western News did an article on us – our new location at 101- 431 Winnipeg St.

June 2013

The Western News did an article on us – Greta brushing up with kids

March 2013

The Western News did an article on us – free clinics

The Western News – Greta Henning wins Health, Wellness and Active Living award. 

July 2012

We got a theme song!

August 2011

First free clinic was operated by the HECK volunteers.


Greta had an idea to open a clinic for free dental for those who can’t afford it!  

Help us establish more dates

Funding helps us acquire supplies and equipment to serve our clients.  Please consider helping those less fortunate than yourself.

Next Steps…

Please contact us to ask how you can help.

Call to Action