Dental Care for Youth
If you cannot afford to pay for dental care for your children (ages 0-17), we have programs that can help.
Public Health offers FREE dental care to children and youth who cannot afford dental care through the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services to eligible children and youth 17 and younger from low-income families.
If you are eligible for the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program and you have a family dentist, Public Health can assist you with completing an application if required.
Learn more about the dental programs and services we offer for children and youth.
Dental Care for Seniors
The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is a publicly-funded program that provides access to oral health care services for low-income seniors, for both preventive (cleanings) and restorative (fillings, extractions) services. The program may help reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital, prevent certain chronic diseases, and increase the quality of life for seniors in Ontario.
Learn more about the dental programs and services we offer for seniors.
Call to make an appointment
To make an appointment, or if you have any questions about our dental programs, call our Dental Line at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 2661.
Our oral health staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about dental and oral health. We can also help you find out if you qualify for free dental care and help you enroll in these programs.
Preventive clinic locations
We hold dental clinics at the following locations:
- Fergus Public Health office, 490 Charles Allen Way
- Guelph Public Health office, 160 Chancellors Way
- Orangeville Public Health office, 180 Broadway