Oral Care

Oral Care Programs for Kids

*Note: Not all dental offices may accept the programs mentioned below.

>Healthy Kids Dental Benefits (Source: Ministry of Social Development)
Your child may be eligible to receive coverage for  services like oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, filling and extractions if:

1) You do not currently have a dental plan
2) You receive/eligible to receive assistance with medical coverage premiums through Medical Services Plan of BC.

>Save A Smile Program
British Columbia Dental Association’s Save A Smile Program is a funded by donations and enables underprivileged children to receive dental services if:
1) The child does not qualify for the Healthy Kids Dental Benefits
2) The child’s family income meets Save A Smile guidelines
3) The child experiences dental pains or has many cavities

>First Nations Dental Coverage (Source: Health Canada)
Your child may be eligible to receive coverage for  services like oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, filling and extractions if:
1) The child has his/her own Indian Status status number. (The parents must first register (click the link) their child for the Indian Status.)

* Emergency or adult services can be found at:

BC Dental Association: Reduced Cost Dental Clinics
A list of reduced cost dental clinics in BC. (Fees/restrictions/special notes and hours of operation)

Oral Care Resources

>Canadian Dental Association: Dental Care for Children
The Canadian Dental Association website provides a number of up-to-date resources and fact sheets on matters like teeth cleaning techniques, nutrition for children, dental development; early childhood tooth decay,  and pacifiers and thumb sucking.

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