Free dental care available for low-income seniors

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Haldimand-Norfolk seniors may be eligible for free dental care.

Poor dental hygiene among seniors can lead to many problems including root decay, gum disease, and thrush.

In order to help low-income residents avoid these issues, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has implemented the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program.

The program, developed by the province, gives free, routine dental care for eligible seniors 65 years or older.

Coverage includes:

  • check-ups, including scaling, fluoride, and polishing
  • repairing broken teeth and cavities
  • x-rays
  • removing teeth or abnormal tissue (oral surgery)
  • anesthesia
  • treating infection and pain (endodontic services)
  • treating gum conditions and diseases (periodontal services).

To be eligible, participants must be 65 or older, an Ontario resident, meet income requirements (net of $19,300 or less per individual per year, or $32,300 per couple per year) and have no other form of dental health benefits.

For more information contact the health unit at 519-426-6170 ext. 4444.



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