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Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a government-funded dental care program. It provides free, routine dental services for low-income residents who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more about this program below.

Who is eligible for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program?

To be eligible for the Dental Care Program you must:

  • be 65 years of age or older;
  • be a resident of Ontario;
  • have no other form of dental benefits; and
  • meet the income requirements.

To learn more about the program requirements, please visit (external link).

What services are covered?

  • Examinations and assessments
  • Preventative services
  • Restorative services to repair broken teeth and cavities
  • X-rays
  • Oral surgery to remove teeth or abnormal tissue
  • Anesthesia

There is an annual per-client maximum for dental services.

Who provides services?

  • Halton Region partners with local dental providers (such as dentists and oral surgeons) to provide OSDCP services to clients.
  • Numerous dental providers are located in all Halton municipalities.

How do I apply?


  1. Visit and select the 'apply online' button.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Print and sign the Consent form.
  4. Mail the Consent form to:
    Ministry of Health
    Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
    Station P, P.O. Box 159
    Toronto, ON M5S 2S7


  1. Get an application form:
  2. Complete and sign the application.
  3. Mail the application to:
    Ministry of Health
    Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
    Station P, P.O. Box 159
    Toronto, ON M5S 2S7

If you need help with the application, please call:

  • 416-916-0204
  • Toll Free 1-833-207-4435
  • TTY 1-800-855-0511

What happens if I’m approved?

If you are approved for the program you will be mailed a welcome package and a dental card.

OSDCP coverage renews on August 1 each year. Cardholders will get a notice in the mail about OSDCP renewal. For more information visit (external link) under the ‘Renew your yearly coverage’ section.

I have a valid OSDCP card, how do I access dental care in Halton?

  • To begin, call 311.
  • Please note there is a waitlist for services under the Provincial program.
  • Wait times may fluctuate based on:
    • urgency
    • municipality
    • volume of clients
  • The most urgent cases are seen first.