The Dental Assistance Program is for individuals throughout the Nipissing District that cannot access existing support programs or require partial funding to pay for emergency dental assistance.

Dental Assistance Program may help to pay for things like:

  • Extractions
  • Repairs

Existing Support Programs

Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-dental-care

Health Unit Dental Clinic

The Health Unit Dental Clinic provides dental care for individuals 18 years and older from the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts who meet the financial criteria or are recipients of Ontario Works, ODSP, Interim Federal Health Program or non-insured health benefits for Indigenous individuals. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/public-health-services/dental-clinic-for-eligible-adults.asp

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP)

The new 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. Dental prosthetics (prosthodontic services), including dentures, will be partially covered. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/dental-care-low-income-seniors

Canadore College Dental Hygiene Clinic

Canadore College’s on-campus dental hygiene clinic is run by Dental Hygiene faculty, staff and students and offers a variety of free services to patients. To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/experience/wellness/dental-clinic