Dental care for low-income seniors

Easy application

Tax filing not required

The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is a government-funded dental care program. It provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older.

Coverage includes:

  • your check-ups, including scaling, fluoride and polishing repairing your broken teeth and cavities
  • your x-rays
  • removing your teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery)
  • your anesthesia
  • Treating your infection and pain (endodontic services)
  • treating your gum conditions and diseases (periodontal services)

You may be eligible if:

  • you are 65 years of age or older
  • you are a resident of Ontario
  • you meet the income requirements:
    • an annual net income of $22,200 or less for a single senior
    • a combined annual net income of $37,100 or less for a couple
  • you have no other form of dental benefits, including private insurance or dental coverage under another government program such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits

Proof of birth

A document with first name, last name, and date of birth. For example:

  • Birth certificate or birth registration
  • Hospital record of birth or record of the physician/nurse/midwife who attended the birth
  • Passport
  • Record of landing or confirmation of permanent residence issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Note of decision or temporary resident’s permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Certificate of Indian status card
  • Provincial identity card

Proof of  residency in Province

For example:

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

To apply for Dental care for low-income seniors, you will need to do the following:

To apply online :

  • you complete the online application.
  • you print and fill out the consent form.
  • you mail the completed consent form within 30 days to:
    Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
    Station P, P.O. Box 159
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5S 2S7

To apply by mail:

  • you Download and print the application form, or get one in person from your local public health unit.
  • Fill out and complete the application form.
  • Mail the completed form to:
    Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
    Station P, P.O. Box 159
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5S 2S7

If you have any questions or need to replace your dental card, please contact the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program:

Last updated: June 28, 2022