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Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP)

Peel Public Health is working with local community health centres and the Ministry of Health to provide dental care for eligible seniors through the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP).

The OSDCP replaces the Region of Peel Seniors' Dental Program.

The program will provide low-income seniors access to essential dental care they may not otherwise be able to afford.

The Region ensures that seniors on the waiting list for the former Region of Peel Seniors' Dental Program will be provided treatment if they do not qualify for the OSDCP.

Get more information about OSDCP and learn how to apply.

Other information

Ontario residents are eligible for the OSDCP if they:

  • Are 65 years or older.
  • Are a resident of Ontario.
  • Have an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single person or a combined annual net income of $32,300 or less for a couple.
  • Have no access to any other form of dental benefits like ¬†private insurance or other provincial or federal government program.

The following dental services are provided to OSDCP clients:

  • examinations and assessments
  • preventive services
  • restorative services to repair broken teeth and cavities
  • X-rays
  • oral surgery to remove teeth or abnormal tissue
  • anesthesia
  • endodontic services to treat infection and pain
  • periodontal services to treat gum conditions and diseases

Prosthodontic services, including dentures, will be partially covered.

There are 2 methods to apply to the OSDCP.

Online:

  • Visit www.ontario.ca/seniorsdental and select ‘apply online’.
  • Complete the online application form.
  • Print and sign the consent form.
  • Mail the signed consent form within 30 days to:

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

By mail:

Download and print the application form at www.ontario.ca/seniorsdental or you can pick up an application from any of the following locations.

Region of Peel offices:

  • 7120 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON and
  • 10 Peel Centre Dr, Brampton, ON

Peel Public Health Clinics

Fairview Clinic
325 Central Parkway W, Unit 21, Mississauga, ON

Brampton East Clinic
150, Central Park Dr, Brampton, ON

Meadowvale Clinic
6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga, ON

Community Health Centres

Health n’ Smiles Dental Clinic
40 Finchgate Blvd – Suite #325, Brampton, ON

Four Corners Health Centre
7205 Goreway Dr, Mississauga, ON

East Mississauga Community Health Centre
2555 Dixie Rd, Unit #7 Mississauga, ON

Mail the completed application form to:

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

Help with the application

Call the OSDCP’s bilingual (English and French) contact centre for questions and support through the application process.

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

Contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 for assistance in completing the application form.

Documentation needed to apply

To apply you’ll need the following:

  • A Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Temporary Taxation Number.
  • To have filed a Personal Tax Return with Canada Revenue Agency for the most recent tax year.

If you do not have a SIN or did not file taxes in the recent tax year

You can apply to the OSDCP through a Guarantor using the Guarantor form. This form must be completed, signed by the Guarantor, and mailed to the OSDCP.

A Guarantor must be a person that:

  • Is a Canadian citizen and 18 years or older.
  • Can confirm the identity of the applicant and if applicable, their spouse or common law partner and the identity, age and Ontario residency of the client(s).
  • Is a member of a regulated profession for example, dentist, teacher, nurse, doctor, lawyer, or other specified profession like a mayor or professor.

Visit www.ontario.ca/seniorsdental for a full list of acceptable Guarantors.

You need to apply for the program as an individual. A couple must complete 2 application forms if you both want to apply.

Your spouses’ information must be included in the application form and you both need to provide consent.

Once the application has been approved, a welcome package and dental card will be mailed.

To receive services, you must call 1 of the following community health centres to book an appointment. The dental card must be presented at the time of appointment.

WellFort Community Health Services – Health n’ Smiles Dental Clinic
40 Finchgate Blvd – Suit #325, Brampton, ON L6T 3J1
905-799-8748

Four Corners Health Centre
7205 Goreway Dr, Mississauga, ON L4T 2T9
416-869-3282

East Mississauga Community Health Centre
2555 Dixie Rd, Unit #7, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C4
905-602-4082