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Dental Health for Seniors 65+

HKPR District Health Unit's team of Dental Health professionals understand that maintaining optimal dental health is a vital aspect of overall well-being as we age. 

Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge needed to confidently navigate your dental health journey, ensuring smiles that radiate health and happiness.

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP)

 The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program is a government-funded dental care program. It provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older.

Coverage includes:

  • check-ups, including scaling, fluoride and polishing
  • repairing broken teeth and cavities
  • x-rays
  • removing teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery)
  • anesthesia
  • treating infection and pain (endodontic services)
  • treating gum conditions and diseases (periodontal services)

Certain dental procedures under the OSDCP have limits based on scientific and clinical criteria; your OSDCP dental provider can provide more information based on your situation.


    • You can apply for the program if you:

      • are 65 years of age or older
      • are a resident of Ontario
      • meet the income requirements:
        • As of August 1, 2024 an annual net income of $25,200 or less for a single senior
        • As of August 1, 2024 a combined annual net income of $41,500 or less for a couple
      • have no other form of dental benefits, including private insurance or dental coverage under another government program such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program or Non-Insured Health Benefits

You can apply to the program online or by mail.

If you and your spouse or common-law partner are applying to the program, you must submit two separate applications.

Before you begin the online application, you need:

  • your date of birth
  • a valid Ontario address
  • your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Temporary Taxation Number (TTN)
  • to have filed your taxes last year

If you do not have a SIN or did not file taxes in the previous year, please complete the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program application through guarantor form.

Apply online

To apply online:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print and fill out the consent form.
  3. Mail the completed consent form within 30 days to:

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
Station P, P.O. Box 159
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S7

Apply by mail

To apply by mail:

  1. Download and print the application form, or get one in person from one of our three Health Unit office locations.
  2. Fill out and complete the application form.
  3. Mail the completed form to:

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
Station P, P.O. Box 159
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S7

For more information give the Health Unit a call at 1-866-888-4577  ext.1247

HKPR District Health Unit has partnered with Community Health Centres and Volunteer Dental Outreach in Haliburton to deliver dental services to those enrolled in the Ontario Seniors Dental Program. Once you have received your OSDCP card in the mail please contact the location closest to you to arrange an appointment. Please be aware that all locations have a waitlist.


Community Health Center Port Hope – Dental Clinic

99 Toronto Road

Port Hope, ON L1A 3S4

Phone: 905-885-2626 ext. 3


Community Health Center City of Kawartha Lakes – Dental Clinic

21 Angeline St. N.

Lindsay ON K9V 5B7

Phone: 705-324-7323 ext. 4


Volunteer Dental Outreach Haliburton

739 Mountain St.

Haliburton On K0M 1S0

Phone: 705-457-3111

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Call us for more information regarding the Ontario Seniors Dental Program.

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