September 2016

Are Children’s Dentist Visits Really Free? Determining Whether Your Family Needs Dental Coverage for Kids

I often get asked whether families needs special dental coverage for kids. While many people know that some dental care for children is covered as part of their province’s health coverage, many parents are not sure about which treatments are included and how much treatment their child is eligible to receive.

Not all government plans are created equal, and not all of them cover the wide assortment of dental care that children require. The treatments included,┬áthe age of children able to access the oral health programs, and the amount of coverage available vary by province.┬áJust like other areas of health care, Canada does not have a national dental program for kids, so coverage is set on a province by province basis. Below, I’ve highlighted several variations in provincial care: Read more »