Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including:
*Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces, are not covered by the program.
The program is divided into three streams:
Emergency and Essential Needs:
Note - families who have access to some dental insurance but are still unable to pay for dental work may also apply for additional coverage through the HSO program. For help with any of the above HSO options please contact us at (519)376-9420 and press #8 for dental or visit the Public Health website.
The Ontario Seniors Dental Care program is a new program aimed to help low income seniors’ access dental care. To qualify, you must:
The Ministry of Health will be responsible for all eligibility and enrolment into the program. To get your application, please visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit (101 17th Street East, Owen Sound Ontario), or the South East Grey Community Health Centre in Markdale (55 Victoria Ave, Markdale Ontario), or, for a more convenient way to access the forms, please go to: Seniors Dental
Please note that treatment for this program is only offered at our Owen Sound clinic.
For more information on this program, please go to: Seniors Dental or call the Health Unit at 519-376-9420, and press 8 for dental.
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