Does OHIP cover dental services?
In general, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover dental services. OHIP may cover some dental surgery, if it is done in a hospital.
Many employers offer dental plans as part of an employee benefits package. Dental plans help employees to pay for dental procedures such as cleaning teeth and gums, x-rays, filling cavities and removing wisdom teeth. If you do not have an employee plan, you can buy an individual plan from a private insurance company.
Most plans do not cover the full cost of procedures and some will cover only the services of dentists on a list provided by your employer. However, you can usually go to any dentist you choose.
For More Information
- About Dental Plans - Explains the purpose of dental plans, types of coverage and helps you choose the right dental plan for your needs. Provided by the Canadian Dental Association.