Healthy Smiles Ontario


Good oral health is important to children’s overall health. Yet, for some, regular dental care may not be affordable. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program for children 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage. If eligible, your children will get regular dental services at no cost to you.

The 36 local public health units across Ontario are leading the program in communities and are working with local partners such as Community Health Centres, primary care providers, dentists, dental hygienists, hospitals, schools and universities to deliver this program.



Who is eligible?

Children 17 and under may be eligible if :

  • They are residents of Ontario; 
  • They are members of a household that meets the income eligibility requirements; and
  • They do not have access to any form of dental coverage (including other government-funded programs, like Ontario Works).

You will need to show specific documents during the enrollment process.

To find out more about Healthy Smiles Ontario and to see if you qualify, call the ServiceOntario INFOline:

Toll-free: 1-866-532-3161
TTY toll-free: 1-800-387-5559
416-327-4282 (Toronto only)
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are not eligible for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program, find out more about other dental services that may be available to you or your family.

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Tips For Healthy Teeth

Fact Sheets

Oral health is important for your child's overall health appearance and sense of well-being. Brushing, flossing and visiting a dental professional regularly can help your child maintain good oral health by preventing cavities and gum disease.

Visit the following websites for tips on oral health:

Ontario Dental Association
Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association
Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry

 
Healthy Smiles Ontario
 

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For More Information

To find out more about Healthy Smiles Ontario and to see if you qualify, call:

ServiceOntario, Infoline at 1-866-532-3161
TTY 1-800-387-5559
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm

If you are not eligible for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program, find out more about other dental services that may be available to you or your family.