Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for eligible children and youth 17 years old and under.
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including: check-ups.
Should dental care be covered by OHIP?
In general, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover dental services. OHIP may cover some dental surgery, if it is done in a hospital. Dental plans help employees to pay for dental procedures such as cleaning teeth and gums, x-rays, filling cavities and removing wisdom teeth.10 May 2017
What does OHIP cover for dental?
It pays for most basic medical and emergency services. It can pay for all or part of the cost. There are some services that OHIP does not pay for such as cosmetic surgery (dental or physical), dental services or chiropractic services. For some treatments, OHIP pays part of the cost.1 Oct 2018
Is there free dental care in Canada?
In Canada, general oral health care is not included in the Canada Health Act (CHA). Most Canadians receive oral health care through privately operated dental clinics and pay for services through insurance or by paying for it themselves. Some dental services are covered through government dental programs.
How do I get dental work done for free?
State and Local Resources
Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer free or reduced-cost dental care. Call your local or state health department to learn more about their financial assistance programs. Check your local telephone book for the number to call.