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Seniors Dental Program

York Region Public Health is working with the Ministry of Health to provide services for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program to eligible Ontario residents.

Eligibility

You can apply for the program if you:

  • are 65 years of age or older
  • are a resident of Ontario
  • meet the income requirements:
    • an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single senior
    • a combined annual net income of $32,300 or less for a couple
  • have no other form of dental benefits, including private insurance or dental coverage under another government program such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits

How to apply


If you require assistance with your enrollment form or would like a paper copy, please contact the Seniors Dental Care line at:

  • 1-877464-9675 ext.75809
  • TTY: 1-866-512-6228 or 905-895-4293
    (for deaf and hard of hearing)

Once you have completed your enrollment and received your dental card, you will be able to access:

  • Oral hygiene instruction (brushing, flossing, denture care)
  • Nutrition counselling related to oral health
  • Denture cleaning
  • Fluoride varnish application  
  • Assistance with referral to other public health units that are providing dental treatment

A wide range of preventive and treatment services will be available in York Region beginning mid to late 2020 and will include:

  • Examinations
  • Preventive services
  • Restorative services (e.g., fillings) to repair broken teeth and cavities
  • Radiographs or x-rays
  • Oral surgery services to remove teeth or abnormal tissue
  • Root canal treatment for tooth infection and pain
  • Periodontal services to treat gum conditions and diseases
  • Prosthodontic services, including dentures will be covered to a certain extent

Until the full range of services is available in York Region, individuals needing services beyond basic services will be referred to other public health units that are providing dental treatment.

 


 


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