1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
Phone: Dial 311 or
Toll free: 1-866-442-5866
Email Halton Region
Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) is a government-funded financial assistance program that provides free preventive, routine and emergency dental services for eligible children and youth aged 17 years and under, from low-income households (with or without dental insurance coverage).
The HSO program coverage
Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces, are not covered by the HSO program.
Children and youth aged 17 and under are eligible if they:
Note: Even if you have dental insurance, you may still qualify for HSO.
Children and youth aged 17 and under are automatically enrolled in HSO when they or their family receive:
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Call Halton Region by dialing 311, but before you do, have the following information ready:
Once enrolled in the HSO program, your child will be covered for up to one “benefit year” (August 1 – July
31) or until the child’s 18th birthday.
You may also apply by visiting
Ontario’s Healthy Smiles website or in person at any
Service Ontario location.
If you don’t have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Temporary Taxation Number (TTN), you will need to obtain a Guarantor. A
Guarantor must be a Canadian Citizen, at least 18 years of age who can confirm the:
Call Halton Region by dialing 311 and identify that your child has an urgent dental need. The Region’s Oral Health team will then help you with the application process.
Have the following ready when you call:
You will be asked some questions to assess your financial situation. If enrolled, your child will be covered for 12 months or up to age 18.
Your child has received a letter resulting from an oral health assessment/dental screening at school that is identified as Healthy Smiles Ontario - Parent Notification - Preventive Services Only Stream (HSO-PSO), and you want to apply to the program.
Contact Halton Region by dialing 311 and our Oral Health team will help you with the application process.
Once enrolled, your child will be covered for up to 12 months or up to age 18.
Under the HSO-PSO only the following services are covered:
Ontario’s public health units provide free routine dental screening to students in elementary schools. This helps to identify children who may need emergency or essential care, or may benefit from preventive dental services.
If you would like to have your child screened at school, please contact Halton Region by dialing 311.
If during a routine dental screening at your child’s school, it is identified that your child needs dental care, one of two letters will be sent to your home:
Contact Halton Region by dialing 311 and our Oral Health team can help you to find a local dentist, dental hygienist or denturist.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .