Healthy Smiles Ontario

Dental health is important to general health and overall well-being at every stage of life. Most dental health conditions are largely preventable.

Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) is a government funded dental program that provides free preventative, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. The services covered by this program may include: exams and routine checkups, preventative services, removal of teeth, fillings, and x-rays. Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces are not covered by this program.

There are three streams to HSO:
1. HSO – Core
2. HSO – Emergency and Essential Services
3. HSO – Preventive Services Only

HSO – Core

HSO – Core is an income-based dental program that provides routine dental services for eligible children.

Children are automatically enrolled in the program if they are enrolled in:

  • Temporary Care Assistance
  • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Children and youth 17 years of age and under
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Have a household income below a specific threshold

How to Enroll:

  • Call CK Public Health to book an appointment at 519-355-1071 ext 5700
  • Online at Healthy Smiles Ontario
  • Call Service Ontario at 1-844-296-6306 (TTY toll free at 1-800-387-5559)
HSO – Emergency and Essential Services (HSO-EESS)

HSO-EESS provides no cost dental care to children and youth 17 years of age and younger who qualify.

The services covered by this program include: checkups, x-rays, removal of teeth, fillings, and preventative services.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Children and youth 17 years of age and under
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Clinical eligibility
  • Financial hardship accessing dental services

How to Enroll:

  • Call CK Public Health to book an appointment at 519-355-1071 ext. 5700
HSO – Preventative Services Only (HSO-PSO)

HSO-PSO provides no cost preventive services to children and youth 17 years of age and younger who qualify. The services covered by this program may include: cleaning and polishing teeth, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and temporary fillings.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Children and youth 17 years of age and under
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Clinical eligibility
  • Financial hardship accessing dental services

How to Enroll:

  • Call CK Public Health to book an appointment at 519-355-1071 ext. 5700.