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Healthy Smiles Ontario

Children/youth are eligible if they are 17 or under, are residents of Ontario, and meet the following income eligibility requirements.

Number of Children and Family net income information:

As of August 1, 2022

Number of dependent children in your
Family net income
1 child $24,930 or lower
2 children $26,817 or lower
3 children $28,703 or lower
4 children $30,589 or lower
5 children $32,475 or lower
6 children $34,362 or lower
7 children $36,248 or lower
8 children $38,134 or lower
9 children $40,020 or lower
10 or more children $41,907 or lower.
Add $1,886 for each additional dependent child to determine the income level at which your family would qualify for Healthy Smiles Ontario.

Emergency Dental Care

To qualify for emergency/essential dental care, you must:

  • have a clinical need
  • be able to show financial hardship. You will be asked some questions about how you or your family would be affected if you had to pay for dental treatment. For example, would you be able to pay household bills if you had to pay for dental treatment?

To apply for emergency care, contact Peterborough Public Health – Oral Health Program.

Children receiving emergency and/or essential care are covered for 12 months from their date of enrollment. They must re-apply at the end of 12 months to determine if they’re still eligible.


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You can also call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-844-296-6306, or call and speak with staff in our Oral Health program

For Lost/Misplaced HSO cards, please call ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-844-296-6306.