Healthy Smiles Ontario

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Service: Healthy Smiles Ontario Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces, are not covered
Description (Agency) A government-funded program that provides free dental care for children and youth from low-income households
Description (Service) 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 Public Health Unit location to help find a dentist participating in the program
Hours Hours not specified
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Kenora District ; Manitoulin District ; Nipissing District ; Rainy River District ; Sudbury District ; Thunder Bay District ; Timiskaming District
Eligibility 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
  • 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
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone ServiceOntario INFOline 1-844-296-6306
TTY Phone 1-800-387-5559
Located In Community Northern Ontario
Address Northern Ontario
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Physical Access Not Applicable - Varies by location
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)