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Oral Health Information for
Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Denturists


The following information is for dental professionals, including: Dentists, Registered Dental Hygienists and Denturists regarding the programs and services provided by Halton Region’s Oral Health Program. Services covered under the Healthy Smiles Ontario program and the Ontario Works Adults program are included at the bottom of this page, under Schedule of Dental Services and Fees.

Please note, for questions regarding HSO claims, please contact Accerta at 416-363-3377 or 1-877-258-2658.

What the Oral Health Program Does

Halton Region's Oral Health Program raises awareness and promotes good oral health practices by providing programs and services delivered to the community:

  • Conducts dental screening in publicly-funded elementary schools throughout Halton Region to identify oral health concerns in children
  • Collects and analyzes oral health data to monitor trends and plan health promotion programs
  • Case–manages children with urgent needs to ensure treatment is initiated
  • Develops and implements health promotion interventions to:
    • increase the number of Halton Residents that engage in health-enhancing oral health behaviours;
    • work alongside community partners, dental societies and organizations to improve the oral health of Halton residents; and
    • improve awareness of and knowledge about dental financial assistance programs.

Accessing Dental Care in Halton Region

Halton Region relies entirely on private dental providers to provide care to clients on dental financial assistance programs. The participation of private dental offices in dental financial assistance programs has a profound impact on the health and well-being of the Halton residents and is a valued service provided to the community.

Assistance for Dental Provider Offices

  • Assess client’s clinical eligibility for our programs through one of our public health clinic locations, tele-screening, or at a school screening
  • Navigate clients to enroll in dental financial assistance programs
  • Answer any questions and support dental office staff regarding dental financial assistance programs
  • Administer claims and predeterminations for some of the dental financial assistance programs
  • Support dental offices once a client is enrolled on financial assistance programs with detailed information on the services covered under these programs

Oral Health Clinics

Halton Region offers oral health screening appointments once a month at Halton Regional Centre, located at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville. Clinic appointments include dental screening, oral health education, first dental visits for children, and assessment for eligibility of children and youth aged 0-17 for financial assistance through the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program.

What we do:

  • Assess eligibility and enroll eligible clients in dental financial assistance programs.
  • Provide navigational guidance and support for the dental financial assistance program process.
Learn more about Halton's oral health clinic.