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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, the Low Income Adults program and the Dental Care Counts program are included at the bottom of this page, under Schedule of Dental Services and Fees.

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:

  • Raises awareness and promote 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
    • improve awareness of and knowledge about dental financial assistance programs

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.

  • Assess client’s clinical eligibility for our programs through one of our public health clinic locations or at a school screening
  • Confirm financial eligibility and enrol clients into a dental financial assistance program
  • Enrol eligible clients in all dental financial assistance programs as requested by the dental practice
  • Answer any questions and support dental office staff regarding dental financial assistance programs
  • Administer claims 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

Halton Region offers oral health screening to residents through 4 public health clinics that determines clinical and financial eligibility for dental financial assistance.

What We Do:

  • Assess eligibility and enrol eligible clients in dental financial assistance programs
  • Provide general and client specific oral health information and oral hygiene instruction
  • Provide navigational guidance and support for the dental financial assistance program process
  • Assist residents with finding a dental provider and accessing dental care

Schedules of Dental Services and Fees

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NEW Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

The Province of Ontario launched the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program in November 2019. This program provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more about the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program.