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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.

If you are getting Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), you will have dental coverage. Ask your caseworker for more information.

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.
Last Updated: October 2, 2009
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