Financial Assistance for Dental Treatment

As of January 1, 2016, dental health financial assistance programs for children/youth 17 years and under will be combined into the new Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) Program. For more information, please visit

If you have any questions or your child has an urgent dental need, please dial 311.

Halton Region Health Department provides financial assistance for dental treatment to those who qualify.

Who qualifies?

  1. Children and youth under 18 years of age who have a dental condition.
  2. Ontario Works recipients who have an urgent dental condition.
  3. Adults with special needs aged 64 and under who have a dental need. This includes individuals who have difficulty with getting dressed, bathing, grooming, toileting, or physical transferring (for example difficulty getting in and out of bed and/or the shower, going up and down stairs, etc.).
  4. Adults aged 65 and over who have a dental need.

What are the requirements?

  • An assessment by the Health Department.
  • A financial need (assistance is for individuals who do not have dental insurance or any other coverage and who would have difficulty paying for dental treatment).

How do I apply for the assistance?

  • Before you book a dental appointment, dial 311 or 905-825-6000.