Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) provides no-cost dental care to eligible children and youth ages 17 and under. This no-cost dental coverage includes: exams, routine check-ups, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride, sealants, fillings, and urgent or emergency dental care.
Your child is eligible to enroll in the HSO program, if: they are 17 years of age or younger, they live in Ontario, and your household meets the financial eligibility requirements, or meet the criteria for emergency and essential care.
Your household is automatically enrolled in the program if you or your child receives benefits through: Ontario Works, Temporary Care Assistance, Ontario Disability Support Program and/or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities.
If your child needs emergency or essential (urgent) dental care they may be eligible through Healthy Smiles Ontario. They qualify if: they have a clinical need, and the cost of needed dental treatment would cause financial hardship for your family. You will be asked some questions about how your family would be affected if you had to pay for dental treatment. To apply for emergency or essential care, contact your dentist's office to find out if they participate in Healthy Smiles Ontario, or contact KFL&A Public Health's Dental Team by phone at 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875 ext. 1218.
To learn more, click on READ MORE below or you can apply by mail. The application may be downloaded and printed from Healthy Smiles Ontario, KFL&A Public Health (click on READ MORE below), or Service Ontario locations.