The province is investing $90 million in dental care for seniors. Cabinet minister Greg Rickford says poor dental hygiene is responsible for 60,000 emergency room visits a year.

To qualify for the OSDCP, individuals need to be:

  • an Ontario resident aged 65 or over,
  • have no other dental benefits, and
  • a maximum individual net income of $19,300 or
  • for couples, a combined net income of $32,300 or less.

It is estimated 100,000 low-income seniors in Ontario will benefit from the new program, including 518 in the Northwestern Health Unit catchment area.

For more information:

Dental care for low-income seniors