FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
We appreciate parents who stay informed about their child’s dental health and are committed to improving and maintaining the health of their family’s teeth and gums. We want you to feel confident that you are receiving the most advanced pediatric dental services available. To help you better understand your child’s oral health and the options available, please refer to the information provided below.
What is the cost?
We gladly accept Medicaid and CHIP as well as private insurance which almost always pay for 100% of treatment, so there is NO COST TO YOU. No child is turned away due to an inability to pay.
How do I sign my child up for the program?
Consent forms are distributed by the school liaison to every student. Parents wanting to enroll their child in the program should complete the form and return it directly to the school liaison. Parents can also obtain a consent form by contacting OHIP at 1-866-916-OHIP (6447) or by downloading a copy HERE.
How often should my child see the dentist?
Ideally, your child should see the dentist every six months. This may sound like a lot, but frequent visits are essential to the health of your child's developing teeth. Regular visits allow your child's dentist to detect early signs of dental disease and decay.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, including the oceans. Research has shown that fluoride not only reduces cavities in children and adults, but it also helps repair the early stages of tooth decay, even before the decay is visible.
What is sealant?
A dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities.