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Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces, are not covered

Organization: Healthy Smiles Ontario - Northern Ontario - Find Location - Healthy Smiles Ontario Program  
Toll-Free: ServiceOntario INFOline 1-844-296-6306
TTY: 1-800-387-5559
Northern Ontario
Accessibility Notes: Varies by location
Hours: Hours not specified
Service Description: A government-funded program that provides free dental care for children and youth from low-income households

No specific location. Various dental clinics and health units provide services for children and youth enrolled in the program

Functions as a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth
Services include:
  • Visits to a licensed dental provider, such as a dentist or a dental hygienist
  • Regular check-ups, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, scaling, and tooth extraction
  • Urgent or emergency dental care
Click here to find a dentist participating in the program

Fees: None
  • Apply by mail, online through the website, or contact a local health unit for assistance with applying
  • Application forms can be picked up at a local health unit or at a ServiceOntario location

If applying by mail, completed forms can be mailed to:

Healthy Smiles Ontario
33 King Street West
PO Box 645
Oshawa ON L1H 8X1

For families that receive Ontario Works and live in a First Nations community, download the HSO Ontario Works First Nations Verification Form and mail the completed form to:

Healthy Smiles Ontario
Station P, PO Box 2286
Toronto ON
M5S 3J8
Eligibility / Target Population: Children are eligible if they:
  • are 17 years of age and younger
  • live in Ontario
  • are a member of a household with an income at or below the levels listed on the website

Children are automatically eligible for Healthy Smiles Ontario if they or their family receive:
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Temporary Care Assistance
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

  • Children are not automatically enrolled if their family receives Ontario Works and lives in a First Nations community
  • Children and youth with other dental insurance coverage are no longer automatically excluded
Languages: English
Area Served:
Algoma, Cochrane, District of Kenora, District of Rainy River, James and Hudson Bay Coast, Nipissing–Temiskaming, Northern, Sudbury–Manitoulin–Parry Sound  
See Also: Dental Clinics - Low Cost Programs

This information was last completely updated on January 24, 2018

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