Free Dental Care
Good oral health is important for overall health. Yet, for some, regular dental care may not be affordable.
You may be eligible for free dental services in our Toronto Public Health clinics. We offer dental services to eligible children and youth (0-17 years), adults enrolled in selected Toronto Public Health programs, and seniors (65 years and older).
Eligibility varies by clinic. For more information, please contact one of our clinics to determine if you are eligible.
If you have private insurance, search for a dentist through the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
If you are not eligible for free services, and you do not have private insurance, you may qualify for dental care at a low-cost dental facility.
We offer basic dental services, which may include:
- Some root canal treatments
- Emergency and urgent dental care to treat issues like dental pain or cavities
- Full or partial dentures are also covered but clients are asked to pay the full laboratory cost for dentures or denture repair.
Your treatment is dependent on your overall health condition and your oral health needs.
You must also be eligible for a government dental program. Different dental programs have different terms of coverage.
Please contact one of our dental clinics to see if you are eligible for one of our dental programs. If you are eligible, we can help enrol you into the program, or connect you to the proper government agency responsible for enrolment.
At your first appointment, a dentist will discuss the best treatment options available to you.
If you are 65 or older, you can get free dental care at a Toronto Public Health dental clinic if you are eligible.
Toronto Public Health is working with the Ministry of Health and local partners to provide dental care for eligible seniors through the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP).
The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is a Provincially funded dental care program that provides dental services for eligible low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more about this program and how to apply.
If you have any questions or need to replace your dental card, please contact the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program:
Tel: (416) 916-0204
Toll-free TTY: 1-800-855-0511
Seniors residing in Toronto who have applied for OSDCP and deemed not eligible, may be eligible for Toronto’s municipal dental program. If you require assistance in applying for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP), please contact (416) 338-7600.
If you live in Toronto and cannot afford to pay for a dentist, contact one of our dental clinics near you. Our staff speak many languages and are happy to help you. Assessments for eligibility must be done at a Toronto Public Health dental clinic.
To book an appointment, contact one of our dental clinics near you. Our staff speak many languages and will help determine if you are eligible for service. You must come into a Toronto Public Health clinic in person to be assessed. You will be required to bring documentation to determine eligibility. The type of documentation required to prove eligibility varies depending on your situation, so please always call first.
If you are not eligible for free services, and do not have private insurance, you may qualify for dental care at a low-cost dental facility.