Professor ‘Skeptical’ About Seniors Dental Health Program

The Ontario government will be investing $90 million annually to support a publicly funded dental program for low-income seniors starting late this summer, according to a news release.

Ontarians aged 65 and older who do not have dental benefits and have an income of $19,300 or less, or couples with a combined annual income of $32,300 or less, will qualify for the Ontario Senior Dental Care program. Dental services will be accessible through public health units, community health centres and Aboriginal Health Access Centres.

“This program is putting seniors first by providing the essential services they need and deserve,” provincial Seniors and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho said.

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