Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Healthy Smiles Ontario

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Record #: HAM1678 Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 Last Full Update: 04 Jun 2013
Source Database© Inform Hamilton: Community Services Database
Description & Services
DescriptionHealthy Smiles Ontario is a program for children 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage. If eligible, children get regular dental services at no cost. 
The 36 local Public Health Units across Ontario are leading the program in communities and are working with local partners such as Community Health Centres, primary care providers, dentists, dental hygienists, hospitals, schools and universities to deliver this program. 
The initiative is part of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy to support the development of healthier communities.
Hours8:30am - 5:00pm
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityAges: 17 year(s) and under 
Eligible children must be: 
* residents of Ontario 
* members of a household with an Adjusted Family Net Income of $20,000. per year of below 
* do not have access to any form of dental coverage (including government funded programs like Ontario Works.)
ApplicationAll Required Documents: 
* Annual Goods and Services Tax Credit Entitlement Notice OR Annual Canada child Tax Benefit and Ontario Child Benefit Notice (most recent tax year) 
* Government-issued identification (valid Ontario Health Card, Passport, Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Immigration Identification Card, OR valid Ontario Driver’s License) 
* The child's Valid Ontario Health Card 
Contact your local public health unit to enroll. 
Please see this website for local pubic health unit contact information. 
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Multilingual Fact Sheets in pdf electronic format are available in English and French as well as: 
Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Cree, Farsi, Italian, Oji-Cree, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-866-532-3161
TDD Phone416-327-4282 (Toronto only) 
Located In CommunityOntario
AccessibilityNot Applicable
Other Details
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
SubjectsChildren ; Dental services ; Free services ; Low income people ; Youth