Children 17 and under

If you receive Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support and have any children who are 17 years and under, they will be automatically enrolled in Healthy Smiles Ontario.

Each child will receive a dental card to be shown as proof of eligibility to get dental services under the program.

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If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, you and your spouse (18 years and over)* may be able to get coverage for:

  • basic dental services
  • additional services if your disability, prescribed medications or prescribed treatment affects your oral health.

*Spouses who are 17 years and under receive dental coverage under the Healthy Smiles Ontario program.

Children 18 years of age and older may be able to get dental coverage through Ontario Works discretionary benefits.

How do I get this benefit?

A dental card will be mailed to you each month with your monthly cheque or statement. You can use this card for dental care services in the following month.

The card lists your name and your spouse's name (if applicable).

Dental services under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Dental Care Plan may be provided by dentists and, in some cases, by independently operating dental hygienists.

The dental card should be presented to the dentist or dental hygienist before treatment. You must make sure that your dentist or dental hygienist is participating in the ministry's Dental Care Plan.

If you already have private dental coverage

Your dentist may contact the ODSP dental plan administrator (AccertaClaim) for more information about the coordination of your dental benefits.

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