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Ontario. Ministry of Health

Site: Toronto - University Avenue

Service: Dental Care For Low-Income Seniors

Contacts
Public Comments COVID-19 Service Changes: Non-emergency dental services under this program are gradually restarting. Starting August 1st 2021, the eligibility thresholds for the program will be updated * see eligibility or website for more information
Office Phone 416-916-0204
Toll Free Phone 1-833-207-4435
TTY Phone 1-800-855-0511
Fax 416-327-8497
Website www.ontario.ca/page/dental-care-low-income-seniors
Addresses
Mailing Address PO Box 159 
Toronto, ON M5S 2S7
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description
Description (Service) Dental care program funded by the Provincial government * provides free, routine dental services for low income adults who are 65 years of age or older * coverage period ends yearly on July 31, no matter when enrolled in the program

Coverage includes :
  • check-ups * including scaling, fluoride and polishing
  • repairing broken teeth and cavities
  • x-rays
  • removing teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery)
  • anesthesia
  • treating infection or pain (endodontic services)
  • treating gum conditions and diseases (periodontal services)
Service Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Telehealth Ontario: Daily 24 hours
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Older adults 65 years and older * resident of Ontario * meet the income requirements - an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single applicant or 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

Aug 1, 2021 - New eligibility income thresholds (apply starting July 1, 2021 to be assessed under new income thresholds):
  • Single applicant: Annual net income of $22,200 or less
  • Couples: Annual net income of $37,100 or less
Application Apply to the program online or by mail * must have your Date of Birth, a valid Ontario address, Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Temporary Taxation Number (TTN)and to have filed taxes in the previous year * for all other questions and information, call or visit the website
Languages English ; French ; Many other languages
Fees funded by provincial government
Subjects
Service Categories Medical Expense Assistance ~ Older Adults ; Medical Expense Assistance ~ Oral Health Issues

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