Prince Edward Island

Dental Health Services

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Dental Health Services provide preventative and treatment services under four programs:

  1. The Provincial Dental Care Program enables Islanders, including seniors, who earn a low income to receive subsidized basic dental treatment services. The level of subsidy provided by Health PEI depends on:
    • Net family income (Line 23600 on the Income Tax Return for the preceding tax year); and
    • Family size (number of people in the family – applicant, spouse, and dependents) as filed with Canada Revenue Agency.
  2. The Cleft Palate Orthodontic Funding Program funds the orthodontic treatment of children who have orthodontic anomaly as a result of a cleft palate. Orthodontic treatment must begin before the child turns 18 years of age.
  3. The School Oral Health Preventative Program provides preventative services to children, from birth until they are 17 years of age. Children can receive preventative services in schools across the province and in dental health clinics in Charlottetown, Summerside, and the Tignish Health Centre. To inquire when the services will be provided in the school that your child attends, please call 1 (902) 368-5460 or toll free at 1-866-368-5460.
  4. In the Long-Term / Community Care Preventative Dental Care Program dentists will screen residents of long-term care facilities and where available, provide limited dental care for the relief of pain and infection. Residents who require more extensive treatment will be referred to a private dentist. Dental hygienists will provide preventative treatment such as cleaning and topical fluoride to prevent root caries.

To get the benefits from the Provincial Dental Care Program, you and dependant members of your family must:

  • Be residents of Prince Edward Island;
  • Have an active PEI Health Card;
  • Meet the income eligibility criteria or be in receipt of financial assistance from the Department of Social Development and Housing.

You and other members of your family who qualify will each be issued a card by Health PEI, Dental Public Health Programs specifying the level of coverage that you each qualify for. For example: 100%, 80%, 60%, 40%, or 20%.

You are required to show this card at every dental appointment.

Health card

For example:

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number
  • Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

To apply for the Provincial Dental Care Program, you must complete, sign and return the Provincial Dental Care Program Application Form [PDF | 400 KB]. Please note:  Health PEI can only process a completed form with an original signature in ink – copy/fax is not acceptable.

You can request an application these ways:

To find out more about the Cleft Palate Orthodontic Funding Program call (902) 368-4917. You can download, complete and submit an Application for Orthodontic Treatment Funding for Cleft Palate [PDF | 107 KB]:

Mail your form to:
Cleft Palate Orthodontic Funding Program
152 St. Peter’s Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Fax your form to: (902) 368-4922

Email your form to:

Last updated: September 30, 2021