The Perth District Health Unit reminds parents that if they can't afford dental care for their kids, the PDHU may be able to help!
Last year, the Health Unit began offering the Healthy Smiles Ontario
no-cost dental program.
The program is for children 17 and under who do not have access to any dental coverage and who meet the program's eligibility requirements.
Eligible children will receive regular dental care, including preventive and early treatment, for free...
Kids 17 and under may be eligible if: they are residents of Perth County, are members of a household with an Adjusted Family Net Income of $20,000 per year or below; and, they do not have access to any form of dental coverage (including other government-funded programs, like Ontario Works).
For information on how to apply for the Healthy Smiles program, speak with a Public Health Nurse by calling Health Line at 519-271-7600 ext 267 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 ext 267, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm).