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Healthy Smiles Ontario

Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, 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, preventive services, removal of teeth, fillings, and x-rays. Cosmetic dentistry 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 under 17 years of age
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Have a household income below a specific threshold

How to Enroll:

  • Call the Middlesex-London Health Unit to book an appointment at 519-663-5317 (ask to speak with Oral Health)
  • 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 may include: exams, removal of teeth, fillings, and preventive services.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

How to Enroll:

  • Call the Middlesex-London Health Unit to book an appointment at 519-663-5317 (ask to speak with Oral Health)

HSO - Preventive 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 under 17 years of age
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Clinical eligibility
  • Financial hardship accessing dental services

How to Enroll:

  • Call the Middlesex-London Health Unit to book an appointment at 519-663-5317 (ask to speak with Oral Health)

 
Date of creation: November 20, 2012
Last modified on: May 18, 2021