Dental Programs & Clinics

There are many options for free or low-cost dental programs in Hamilton for your clients.

These dental programs are available for adults and children.

1. Dental Health Bus

  • Provides free emergency dental services to Hamilton residents
  • For people with low income and no other dental coverage
  • Call 905-546-2489 for the current bus location

2. Special Supports

  • Provides free coverage for some dental services
  • For people with low income and no dental coverage
  • Call 905-546-2590

3. Public Health Services Dental Clinic

4. Low-cost dental clinics

These dental programs are available for children and youth under 18 years of age.

1. Children in Need of Treatment

  • Children in Need of Treatment, or CINOT, pays the cost of dental services
  • For children and youth under 18 years old who have an urgent problem with a tooth
  • A dentist or dental hygienist looks at your child’s teeth 
  • If you are approved for the program, you will get a claim form that you can take to a dentist of your choice; the dentist will provide the dental services
  • CINOT is for people with low income who cannot pay for their child to go to the dentist and have no dental insurance 
  • Call 905-546-2424 ext. 3566 or visit CINOT for more information

2. Healthy Smiles Ontario

  • Healthy Smiles Ontario pays the cost of dental services
  • For children and youth under 18 years old who live in Hamilton with no dental insurance
  • Your adjusted family net income must be less than $21, 638 per year to access the program if you have one child.  The adjusted net family income limit required to access the program increases by about $1638 for each additional child in your family.
  • Call 905-546-2424 ext. 3566 or visit Healthy Smiles Ontario for more information

3. Public Health Services Children’s Preventive Dental Clinics

  • Provide free dental services such as cleaning teeth, fluoride, dental sealants
  • For children and youth with low income and no dental insurance
  • Call 905-546-2424 ext. 3566 to book an appointment