Ontario Senior Dental Care Program (OSDCP)
Elliot Lake Dental Centre is a provider of dental care services through the Ontario Senior Dental Care Program (OSDCP) for the Algoma region through Algoma Public Health. These services are available to qualified seniors in the Elliot Lake, Blind River, Massey, Spanish, Cutler, Iron Bridge and surrounding areas.
Good dental care is very important for overall health. For some low-income seniors, regular dental care may not be affordable. The Ontario provincial government wants to help low-income seniors access free dental care. In the 2019 budget, the Ontario government announced funding for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program that will provide seniors who qualify, with free dental services.
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment, including:
Check-ups, cleanings, and scalings
fillings (for a cavity) and tooth extractions
urgent or emergency dental care
Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and braces, are not covered by the program.
The Ontario government hopes that this program will help seniors by improving their dental health, but also help reduce hallway medicine and improve the health-care system overall.
Visit this link to find more information and to apply for the program.
If you would like to make an appointment or would like more information, please call Elliot Lake Dental Centre at (705)848-6885.