Finding a Dentist

It is recommended that everyone goes to a dentist once every six months. Your dentist may suggest that you visit more or less depending on the overall health of your teeth. Taking good care of your teeth and mouth can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

To find a dentist in Cornwall, use the website below:

Dental Coverage

It is important to note that OHIP does not cover dental services. OHIP may cover some dental surgery, but routine dental care is not covered by OHIP.

If you are working, your employer may offer a dental plan as part of an employee benefits package. Dental plans help employees pay for dental procedures such as cleaning teeth and gums, x-rays, filling cavities and removing wisdom teeth.

If you do not have access to an employee plan, you can buy an individual plan from a private insurance company.

Healthy Smiles Ontario

The Healthy Smiles Ontario provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for those who are 17 years old and under from low-income households. The program includes regular visits to a dentist and covers the cost of dental check-ups, teeth cleanings, fillings, x-rays, scaling, tooth extractions and emergency dental care.

Children are eligible for the program if they:

  • Are 17 years of age and under
  • live in Ontario
  • comes from a low income household.

To find out if your child is eligible, please click the website below:

You can enroll in the program online or by mail. Once your child’s enrolment is confirmed, you will get a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card in the mail. You must present your card to your dentist at each visit.