Healthy Smiles Ontario is a free dental program for eligible children and youth aged 17 and under. Good oral health is important to overall health. Your child should start visiting a dentist when they are 12 months old and to keep going regularly. Healthy Smiles Ontario covers regular check-ups, preventive care and treatment.
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for eligible children and youth 17 years old and under.
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including:
- fillings (for a cavity)
- tooth extraction
- urgent or emergency dental care (including treatment of a child’s toothache or tooth pain)
Public Health Unit locations – this link will take you to a full list of local Public Health Units where you can find more information about Healthy Smiles Ontario and how to enroll.
Your local Public Health Unit is here to answer your questions and help see if you qualify. Just use your favourite internet search engine – type in your town and “Ontario Public Health Unit”. Follow the link and call being sure to ask to talk to someone in the oral health department.
You can make a difference in your child’s oral health by getting involved in this great program!