Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry

Public Dental Programs

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Record #: GUE0279 Last Modified: 17 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 17 Dec 2013
Contact Information
Located In CommunityPort Hope
Mailing Addressc/o Carol Moore-Collins, Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry 
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit 
200 Rose Glen Rd 
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6
E-Mailsecretary@oaphd.on.ca
Websitewww.oaphd.on.ca
Description & Services
DescriptionAssociation of dental professionals committed to universal access to appropriate oral health care for all Ontarians * oral health promotion * advocates for improved access to dental care  
 
Public Dental Programs in Ontario: 
* Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) - for children in need of emergency dental care and out-of-hospital anesthetic coverage whose parents do not have dental insurance and the cost of treatment would create financial hardship (Note: braces and regular check-ups are not covered) - www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/healthy-communities/dental/default.asp 
 
* Healthy Smiles Ontario - for children without access to dental coverage; Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health administers local program, based on capacity and community need; works with community partners to deliver preventive dental care and early treatment services at no cost to eligible children and youth www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/dental ; www.wdgpublichealth.ca/?q=dental 
(WDG Dental Line 1-800-265-7293 ext 2661) 
 
* Ontario Works - basic dental coverage for children; discretionary coverage for adults - www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/help/benefits/health_benefits.aspx 
 
Disability Support Dental Services  
* Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - coverage for basic dental services for recipient, spouse and children 17 years and younger - www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/income_support/odsp_dental.aspx  
 
* Dental Indices Survey (DIS) and preventive services - regular surveys conducted to determine level of oral health of Ontario children; topical fluoride and fissure sealants provided for elementary school children who meet evidence-based eligibility criteria; schools involved are determined according to need as shown by oral health surveys; no cost to families 
 
* Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) - dental coverage for preventive and treatment services for eligible First Nations and Inuit ; www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/nihb-ssna/index-eng.php 
 
* Clinics for low-income residents:  
- Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto ; Patient Reception, 416-979-4927 for screening appointment, www.dentistry.utoronto.ca/patient-clinics 
- Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario ; Adult Main Clinic, 519-661-3326, www.schulich.uwo.ca/dentistry/mainclinicadult 
 
* Shout Clinic, Central Toronto Community Health Centres - Queen West Community Health Centre, 168 Bathurst St, Toronto, 416-703-8482 ; www.ctchc.com/site_st/home.html
Sup. DescriptionRelated websites: 
* Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry: www.caphd.ca 
* Ontario Dental Association: www.oda.on.ca 
* Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario: www.rcdso.org  
* College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario: www.cdho.org  
* Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry: www.acfd.ca 
* Public Health Ontario: www.publichealthontario.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx
Areas ServedOntario
Eligibility* Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT): parents on low incomes with children, birth to 18th birthday * urgent dental care needs * have no dental coverage 
* Healthy Smiles Ontario: program for routine dental care for children 17 years and younger ; no access to any form of dental coverage, including other government-funded programs ; net annual income of up to $21,513 (as of April 2014), for families with one child under 18; increases $1,500 for each additional child)  
* Ontario Works dental program: children 17 years and younger; each municipality decides level of dental coverage/what they cover for adults 
* Ontario Disability Support Program: dependent children 17 years and younger; children 18 years and older may be eligible for dental coverage through Ontario Works discretionary benefits  
* Shout Clinic health/dental services: homeless and street involved youth, 16-24 years
FeesTreatment at University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario dental clinics is not free ; clinic fees are reduced from those charged in private practice
LanguagesEnglish
Other Details
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsDental services ; Reduced cost services
Service CategoriesDental Associations ~ Public Health Issues ; Dental Care Referrals