Dental Health

Free Dental Care

Toronto Public Health offers free dental services in our clinics. We also work with many community health centres, community agencies and private dentists throughout the city to make sure you get the treatment you need.

Can everyone get free dental care?
We offer dental services to eligible children and youth (0-17 years), adults enrolled in selected Toronto Public Health programs, and seniors (65 years and older).

Find out if you are eligible.

What services are available?
We offer basic dental services such as:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Cleaning
  • Some root canal treatments
  • Extractions
  • Emergency and urgent dental care to treat issues like dental pain or cavities

Full or partial dentures are also covered but clients are asked to pay the full laboratory cost for dentures or denture repair. 

How do I book an appointment?

Contact one of our dental clinics near you. Our staff speak many languages and will help determine if you are eligible for service. You must come into a Toronto Public Health clinic in person to be assessed. You will be required to bring documentation to determine eligibility. The type of documentation required to prove eligibility varies depending on your situation, so always call first.

If you are not eligible for free services, you may qualify for dental care at a reduced cost at another facility