How to Find - Dental Care & Free, Low Cost, Emergency & Special Needs Dental Services

Site: Halton Region

Record #: BTN0683
Last Full Update: 15 Feb 2024

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Description (Service)

Overview of how to find a dentist, hygienist or emergency dental services, free and reduced-cost dental care, and directs to other dental-related listings in the Halton Community Services Directory
See Ontario Dental Association website here or Yellow Pages under "Dentists" 

See College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario public register here or see Yellow Pages under "Dental Hygienists" 

Dentistry at LaSalle, 905-481-9078 - 18 Plains Rd W, Unit 1, Burlington

  • dental services for wheelchair patients, see website for more information

Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), 416-596-4200

  • dentistry clinic for persons with special needs (doctor referral required), see here


Health811 provides advice and information over the phone, see separate listing here  

See list here 
Children and youth aged 17 and under: 
Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO)

  • provides free preventative, routine and emergency dental services for eligible children and youth aged 17 years or under
  • for more information, including eligibility and how to apply, see here

Canada Dental Benefit

  • interim benefit, available for two periods, for eligible families with children aged 12 years old or under
  • for more information, including eligibility and how to apply, see here

Adults and older adults: 
Ontario Works Adult (OWA) 

  • provides financial assistance to those who qualify to access dental care, which is intended for urgent dental needs and is not an on-going regular dental care program or an insurance plan
  • for more information, including eligibility and how to apply, see here

Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDP)

  • provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors who are 65 years of age or older
  • for more information, including eligibility and how to apply, see here  

Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

  • provides income-eligible Canadian residents access to dental care
  • for more information, including eligibiliy and how to apply, see here



Oral hygiene, cleaning, etc:  
Some colleges with oral health education programs have reduced-cost oral hygiene clinics:

  • in the Burlington/Hamilton area this is available at the Southern Ontario Dental College in Ancaster (for information see here)
  • in the Oakville/Mississauga area this is available at the Canadian Academy of Dental Health & Community Sciences in Mississauga (see separate listing here)
  • reduced-cost clinics are also available in Toronto at George Brown College WAVE Dental Clinic (see separate listing here)

Cleaning, scaling, oral hygiene services, etc. may be less expensive at independent dental hygienists, rather than through a dentist's office 

  • to find independent hygienists, see 'To Find a Dental Hygienist' above

For other procedures: 
University of Toronto, Dental Faculty, Reduced Cost Dental Clinic 

  • operates 12 different clinics, including general care (dental exams, X-rays, cleanings, and fillings), crowns, dentures & bridges,  dentistry for children, emergency services, dental implants, root canals and more
  • see separate listing here

George Brown College, WAVE Dental Clinic 

  • dental hygiene services, fillings, and denture clinic
  • for details see separate listing here

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Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program

Varies by program

Languages English
Fees Service - for some, varies by service

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Located In Community Halton Region
Physical Access Unknown - accessibility varies by location

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