York Region planning to provide free senior dental care in 2020

York Region Public Health is working with the Ministry of Health to provide services for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program to eligible York Region residents in 2020.

Seniors aged 65 and older with an annual income of $19,300 (couples $32,300) with no current dental benefits would qualify. Services will be provided by staff working in York Region Public Health dental clinics and may include, cleanings, repair of broken teeth and cavities, X-ray, teeth removal and treatment of infection, pain, gum conditions and disease.

Updates on the progress and further program details will be announced by the end of the year. Residents can also check york.ca/seniorsdental for updated resources and information.

York Region helps residents stay healthy at all ages and stages. With evidence-based public health programs and services, York Region prevents diseases, supports child development, protects resident safety and promotes healthy lifestyles.



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