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Dental Health Plan

Children's Dental Health Program

The Children's Dental Health Program provides universal access for eligible dental services for children age 12 years and under.

Limited coverage is available for children age 13 to 17 years whose families are in receipt of income support benefits or families eligible under Low Income Access Program. Coverage is automatic for these children.

Parents should discuss with their dentist if costs for a recommended treatment will be covered under the program.

Children 12 Years and Under

The children's dental program covers the following dental services for all children, up to and including age twelve:

  • examinations at six-month intervals
  • cleanings at 12-month intervals
  • fluoride applications for children ages six to 12 at 12-month intervals (except where the School Rinse Program is in place)
  • some x-rays
  • routine fillings and extractions
  • sealants.

Coverage for Children (13 to 17) in Families Receiving Income Support or Eligible Families with Low Incomes

Coverage also includes 13- to 17-year-olds living in families with low incomes. Families with an annual net income of $30,000 or less, but who are not in receipt of income support, qualify under this new category. These families must first apply for coverage through the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program by completing the application below.

Application PDF (103 KB)

Services covered for children 13 to 17 in families receiving income support or eligible families with low incomes include:

  • examinations every 24 months
  • some x-rays
  • routine fillings and extractions
  • emergency examinations when a patient has pain, an infection or experienced trauma.

Coverage for Adult Recipients of Income Support

Adult recipients of income support are eligible for emergency examination as a result of pain, infection or trauma and extractions only.

Contact Information

Services are only covered by the Dental Health Plan if they are received in Newfoundland and Labrador.

For inquiries regarding dental eligibility and dental letters please contact:

Tel: 1-888-859-3535
Fax: 1-888-272-2444

For inquiries regarding dental services please contact:

Tel: 1-800-440-4405

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