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 care in our Toronto Public Health clinics. We offer dental services to eligible children and youth (0-17 years), clients enrolled in select Toronto Public Health programs, adults, and seniors (65 years and older).

If you have private insurance, search for a dentist through the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

We offer basic dental services, which may include:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Cleaning
  • Some root canal treatments
  • Extractions
  • Emergency and urgent dental care to treat issues like dental pain or cavities
  • Non-invasive procedures: silver diamine fluoride applications to stop tooth decay progression.
  • 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-sponsored  dental program. Different dental programs have different terms of coverage.

Please contact one of our dental clinics to see if you are eligible for free dental care . If you are eligible, we can help enrol you into the program/s, 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 Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP).

OSDCP is a provincially funded dental care program that provides free 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 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.