Upcoming Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program Application Clinics in Huron and Perth

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The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a publicly-funded dental care program to help eligible low-income seniors access dental care. The OSDCP provides free, routine dental services to seniors aged 65 years and over who meet the required income conditions and do not have access to any other form of dental benefits.

To help eligible seniors enroll in the OSDCP, Huron Perth Public Health will be holding drop-in application days throughout Huron and Perth, at the following times and locations:

  • Blyth, Blyth Library: Thursday, March 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Wingham, Alice Munro Library: Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Howick, Howick Library: Friday, March 6, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • St. Marys, St. Marys Library: Monday, March 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Mitchell, West Perth Library: Monday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Milverton, Knollcrest Lodge:  Wednesday, March 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Stratford, HPPH West Gore Site (653 West Gore): Friday, March 20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Zurich, Bluewater Area Family Health Team: Thursday, April 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Printed application forms are also available at Huron Perth Public Health.

To qualify for the program, seniors must be 65 years of age or older, Ontario residents, and have no existing dental benefits. Single applicants must have an annual income of $19,300 or less, while a couple must have a combined income of $32,300 or less.

You must have your Social Insurance Number (SIN) to apply and must have filed your taxes for the previous year. If you plan to attend an application clinic, please bring your Ontario Health Card and SIN, and if applicable, your spouse’s SIN. Please note that if a couple qualifies, they must both fill out a separate application.

If an application is approved, a welcome package and dental card will be mailed to the successful applicant within 2-3 weeks. The dental card must be presented at the time of an appointment to a dental office that offers the OSDCP. Contact Huron Perth Public Health to learn which dental offices currently offer the program.

Services covered under the OSDCP

Dental services covered under the program include preventive care and treatment services, such as fillings and extractions, check-ups, X-rays and cleanings. The program will partially cover dental prosthetics and dentures. For a full list of coverage, please visit www.ontario.ca/SeniorsDental.

Can’t make it to a clinic?

Eligible seniors can also apply to the OSDCP directly online at www.ontario.ca/SeniorsDental, or print a hard-copy form to be mailed.

If a senior does not have a SIN or has not filed their taxes in the previous year, they can apply with a guarantor using the Guarantor Form.

For more information, call 1-888-221-2133.