Nova Scotia Children’s Oral Health Program



Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance (MSI) program covers basic dental care for children across the province.


Region of Administration:



Government / Department:

Department of Health and Wellness



Eligibility for the Children’s Oral Health Program is currently children 13 and under. It will be expanded to children 14 and under beginning April 1, 2014. The age will expand by one year each year until all children 17 and under are covered.



Once a year, the MSI Children’s Oral Health Program covers:

One dental examination, Two x-rays, Fillings

One preventive service—for example, brushing and flossing instruction, and/or cleaning and nutritional counselling.

If  children are covered by a co-pay dental plan, MSI will pay the portion that you would normally pay for the basic dental services and treatments listed above.

Sealant applications are also covered for molars that meet certain guidelines. A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic that a dentist or hygienist puts on the chewing surfaces of back teeth— molars. This is where decay happens most often.

In some cases, MSI also covers fluoride treatments. Check with your dental office to see if your child qualifies for a fluoride treatment paid for by MSI.



Dentists, Dental hygienists


Therapeutic Responsibility:

Dentists, Dental hygienists





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