Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Sample Financial Assistance Programs and Other Resources for Dental Treatment

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Ontario Disability Support

Program (ODSP)

  • Mandatory basic dental care is provided by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to eligible ODSP recipients and their dependents (excluding dependant adults and children in receipt of Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
  • In addition to the mandatory basic dental care, MCSS provides additional dental care coverage under the Dental Special Care Plan (DSCP) to eligible ODSP recipients and children in receipt of ACSD whose disability, prescribed medications and/or prescribed medical treatment directly impacts on their oral health
  • The MCSS Schedule of Dental Services and Fees outlines the dental services, fees and procedure limits covered by the mandatory dental care benefit
  • AccertaClaim ServiCorp Inc. is the dental plan administrator for the ODSP dental benefit and for some municipalities. AccertaClaim adjudicates decisions, makes determinations and payments regarding dental benefit claims. Dentists and dental clinics in Ontario who require a copy of the MCSS Schedule of Dental Services and Fees can contact AccertaClaim directly to receive a copy

ODSP Dentures

  • Persons on ODSP who require denture treatment and who meet specified criteria as determined by Community and Social Services
  • Denture treatment as defined by the Ontario Works adults fee guide

Ontario Works

  • Municipalities may provide dental services to adult Ontario Works participants and ODSP dependant adults as a discretionary benefit under Ontario Works.
  • Any enquires regarding the coverage of the mandatory or discretionary dental care benefits or dental claims submissions should be directed to the local Ontario Works office or the dental plan administrator for the municipality.

Special Assistance

  • Persons with financial need who meet specified criteria as determined by the Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Dental services as defined by the Ontario Works adults fee guide

 

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