Assistive Devices Program (ADP)- Maxillofacial intraoral and extraoral prosthetics
The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs. Intraoral maxillofacial prostheses and extraoral facial prostheses are covered under this program.
Region of Administration:
Government / Department:
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Eligibility includes any Ontario resident who has a valid Ontario Health card issued in their name who meets eligibility criteria for the specific device. ADP does not pay for equipment available under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board or to Group “A” veterans for their pensioned benefits.
The program funds up to 75% of the cost of the assistive devices and 100% for patients on government assistance.
ADP-approved provider (prosthodontist or general dentists with demonstrated experience working in a regional cancer centre) for intraoral prostheses. ADP-approved provider (prosthodontist or anaplastologist) for extraoral prostheses.
How it Works:
Initial access is often through a medical specialist or general practitioner who provides a diagnosis. In most device categories, an authorizer (dentist, prosthodontist or anaplastologist) assesses the specific needs of the person and prescribes the appropriate device. Finally, a vendor (dentist, prosthodontist or anaplastologist) provides the device to the client.