MLHU - Health Status Resource

Dental insurance

Dental insurance can include either:
1) Third-party insurance via your place of employment
2) Private insurance, or
3) Government-subsidized programs.1

Government-subsidized programs in Ontario include:
• Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)2
• Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP)*
*Currently being developed

1. Public Health Ontario [Internet]. Toronto (ON): [2012] Report on access to dental care and oral health inequalities in Ontario; [cited 2019 Oct 10]. Available from:

2.Government of Ontario [Internet]. [2019 Jul 22] Teeth cleaning, check-ups and dental treatment for kids; [cited 2019 Oct 10]. Available from: