This Version Posted: July 20, 2020

Dental Services for Low-Income Seniors

The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a publicly-funded program geared to low-income seniors who do not have private dental coverage.

Please Note During COVID-19:

Non-emergency dental services under the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program are gradually restarting. Read on for more details about qualifying and applying for the program.

Who is Eligible for Program?

Seniors must be over the age of 65 years, live in Ontario, and have an annual income less than $19,300. For couples, the combined income must be less than $32,000 per year.

What Services are Covered?

The OSDCP will cover the costs of dental services such as: teeth cleaning, examinations, restorative services, X-rays, and oral surgery. There may also be partial coverage for dentures and other prosthodontic services.

How to Apply

You can apply for the OSDCP online or by mail. To download a copy of the application, click here. Print copies of the application forms can also be picked up at local Health Unit offices, but due to COVID-19, these are currently closed to the public.

Local seniors who need help to fill in the application can call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1247. A provincial processing centre will review submitted application forms and notify seniors who qualify for the program.