Dental services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), except for some dental surgery, including fractures or necessary jaw reconstruction when done in a hospital.
Many employers offer dental plans as part of an employee benefits package. Dental plans help employees pay for dental procedures such as cleaning teeth and gums, x-rays, filling cavities and removing wisdom teeth. If you do not have an employee plan, you can buy an individual plan from a private insurance company.
If you do not have dental insurance
Dental services are available by appointment only to children 0 to 17 years of age who qualify.
How does your child qualify?
- If they live in Peel Region
- If they are 0 to 17 years of age
- If the cost of the dentist is too expensive for you
Your child may qualify for dental services if you answered yes to these questions and you do not have dental insurance.
To find out if your child qualifies for Region of Peel dental services, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 to book an appointment.
This first appointment is called a “screening appointment” where a Region of Peel dental hygienist will check your child’s mouth to determine if he/she qualifies for dental services such as urgent dental treatment or preventive dental care.
- Peel Public Health has information on clinic services and locations.
- Also visit Healthy Smiles Ontario for more information.
Seniors’ Dental Program
- This program was created to help seniors who have no dental insurance and cannot afford the cost of dental care.
- The program provides basic dental services to low income seniors who qualify.
- Seniors must first call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 to find out if they are eligible for the dental services.