Programs and Services
Our Community Dental Hygiene Clinics are for kids ages 17 and under. We will check your child’s teeth for signs of decay, and to see if they would benefit from preventive services, such as scaling, fluoride, or sealants. We will also teach them the best way to brush and floss to help them care for their teeth at home. These services are provided free of charge, by appointment only, at any of our clinic locations.
KFL&A Public Health’s dental program regularly promotes oral health through media campaigns and area elementary schools.
As of January 1, 2016, dental benefits for children and youth under the following programs have been combined into the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program:
- Ontario Works
- Ontario Disability Support Program
- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities program
- Children In Need of Treatment program (CINOT)
- Healthy Smiles Ontario
- Preventive oral health services provided by local public health units
Children and youth are eligible for Healthy Smiles Ontario if they:
- are 17 years of age and under
- are residents of Ontario
- come from a household that meets the financial eligibility requirements
Children 17 and under will be automatically enrolled in the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program if they or their family receives benefits through Ontario Works, Temporary Care Assistance, Ontario Disability Support Program, or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities. They will receive a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card and information in the mail.
For more information or to complete an application, please visit ontario.ca/healthysmiles or call KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232 extension 1218.
For $55, KFL&A Public Health manufactures custom mouthguards for athletes. The proceeds go to the Dental Treatment Assistance Fund to assist people who are in financial need of emergency dental services.
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