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. If you are covered by the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), you can receive emergency dental care.

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Last updated: May 10, 2017 4001227