This program is available at both our Weller and Napanee sites
Through a unique service agreement with KFL&A Public Health, Kingston Community Health Centres is pleased to offer a dental health program at two of our locations: 263 Weller Ave., Kingston, and 26 Dundas St., Napanee.
Our goal is to provide oral health services to low-income individuals and families with limited or no access to dental care. This improves the quality of care and health outcomes for those at high risk for severe oral health issues while reducing the need to visit the Emergency Department for oral health-related issues.
What qualifies as urgent/emergent?
- Broken tooth
- Trauma to teeth
- Lost filling
- Any other pain, discomfort or concern associated with mouth or teeth
Who is eligible for urgent/emergent dental services?
- Individuals without a dentist for at least one year
- Individuals with a family net income of less than $35,000
- Individuals on Ontario Works
- Individuals on Ontario Disability Support Program
- Children registered with the Healthy Smiles Ontario Program
- Individuals with non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit
The dental clinic provides basic dental services for children and adults. Services include dental examinations, radiographs, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other basic dental services.
The dental clinic team consists of two dentists, a hygienist, and four dental assistants.
Overall health includes your mouth!
Dental Services for Children
We welcome patients who qualify through the integrated Healthy Smiles Ontario program that expands access to dental services to more children and youth from low-income families. Healthy Smiles Ontario provides free dental care for eligible children 17 years and under living in lower-income families who need support.
Children are automatically enrolled in the program if:
- They receive assistance under Temporary Care Assistance or Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities; or
- They or their family receive Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support.
Who is eligible to apply?
You can apply for your children if they:
- Are 17 years of age and under;
- Live in Ontario; and/or
- Meet income eligibility requirements (see above).
Children who do not meet these income requirements may be eligible for Healthy Smiles Ontario emergency and essential services, or preventive services. Call KFL&A Public Health for more information and to see if your child is eligible at 613.549.1232 x1218.
Ontario Senior Dental Care Program (OSDCP)
The OSDCP supports Ontario’s seniors by increasing funding for dental services in public health units, community health centres, Aboriginal health access centres, and investing in new dental services for underserviced areas and mobile dental buses.
Who is eligible?
Ontarians aged 65 and over with a net income of $19,300 or less or a couple with a combined annual income of $32,300 or less and without existing dental benefits.
How can I apply?
The application process can be hard-copy (pick up forms at KCHC or KFL&A Public Health) or online (www.ontario.ca/seniorsdental). Financial eligibility is verified through Revenue Canada, or you can apply with a guarantor.
What services are covered?
Publicly funded dental services are consistent with the comprehensive range of services provided under the Ministry of Children and Community Social Services Schedule of Dental Services and Fees which includes the following:
- Preventive services
- Restorative services to repair broken teeth and cavities
- Oral surgery services to remove teeth or abnormal tissue
- Endodontic services to treat infection and pain
- Periodontal services to treat gum conditions and diseases
- Prosthodontic services, including dentures, will be partially covered