- Dental programs are Undergoing Some Changes
To make it easier for children and youth who qualify to receive Free dental care quickly, changes are being made to the Healthy Smiles Ontario program.
As of January 1, 2016, Ontario is joining together six publicly funded dental programs.** The program will now be called the NEW Healthy Smiles Ontario. The change in this program will provide smooth enrollment and make it easier for children and youth to get free dental care.
Anyone on the program before December 31, 2015 will need to renew between January 1,2016 & July 31, 2016. The Oral Health program at the Health Unit can assist you with this process.
Following the above renewal all children who were previously on Healthy Smiles Ontario will be renewed automatically once they have filed their taxes and if they continue to meet the criteria for eligibility.
For any children who have been on the CINOT program before January 1,2016. Contact the Health Unit for more information.
For any children who have been to the Health Unit for dental cleanings, fluoride or sealants and are interested in coming back to the dental clinic please contact the Health Unit for more information.
If you have any questions about the free dental programs or to book an appointment to sign up for the current programs. Please call the Health Unit to the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit for assistance at 519-426-6170 ext 3263, 905-318-6623 ext 3263 or 519-582-3579 ext 3263.
**These programs are:
Ontario Works; Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT); Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO); Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP); Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilites (ACSD); and free preventive services that have been offered through the Health Unit within the Ontario Public Health Standards.