Dental and Denture Services
Starting in June 2022, the ministry will no longer be issuing paper dental cards with Ontario Works (OW) monthly statements. The last paper dental card you will receive will be for May 2022. You can access OW dental benefits by presenting your health card or another piece of government identification to your dentist. If you do not have identification, you can present an OW statement of assistance.
Dental Services for Adults
Ontario Works covers emergency dental services only, which are available to eligible adults as follows:
- Adults (19 years of age or older) in receipt of Ontario Works are eligible for emergency dental care only (relief of pain)
- Dependent adults (ages 18-21) of Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) clients may be eligible for emergency dental care only (clients to contact the ODSP office for more details).
Dental Services for Children
Children of Ontario Works recipients are covered through the Healthy Smiles Ontario dental program. This program provides free dental care for children and youth 17 years of age or under. Every child enrolled will receive their own dental card. Please note the expiry date on the child’s dental card.
If you have lost your child’s dental card, please contact the Service Ontario INFOline at:
Toll free telephone number: 1-844-296-6306; or
TTY Toll free telephone number: 1-800-387-5559
Free Routine Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors
How to apply:
Pick up an application at:
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 4J8
The program provides limited basic denture coverage such as dentures, repairs and relines. Pre-approval of all denture treatments are required under the Denture Services Program.
Denture Services are available to:
- Adults who are receiving Ontario Works (OW); and
- Adults who are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)