for Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Can I go to any dentist?
No. Your dental work must be completed by a dentist that is part of our program.
Is there a fee to apply?
No, there is no fee to apply at any time for a Dental Grant.
How much can I qualify for?
You can qualify for up to 30% of the cost of your treatment plan.
The current Grant Payment Guide is as follows:
Treatment Plan Cost:$20001 - $25000
Do I have to pay back the Dental Grant?
No, grant funds are free and do not need to be repaid.
What Procedures are Covered?
Most Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures are covered, as are basic dentistry procedures such as fillings and extractions, provided the basic dentistry procedure is incidental to the Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure.
Can I use Grant funds for general dentistry?
Yes, provided the general dentistry is incidental to the cosmetic dental work being done.
Which Dentist will provide my assessment?
Once we learn what kind of dental work you want done, we will refer you to a dentist that is within close proximity to your home that provides that kind of dental work.
Our participating dentists demonstrate compassion, gentleness, and a willingness to understand your desired goals and sensitivities.
Why Should I Apply for a Dental Grant?
It all starts with wanting to have your smile reflect the confident person you truly are. The likelihood of committing to a cosmetic treatment plan that will help you achieve your personal goals and enhance your self confidence becomes more attainable with a Dental Grant.
Is the Dental Program only meant for people that cannot afford a dentist?
Of course not.
Dental Grants are typically for people that plan to invest in some kind of cosmetic dentistry treatment, but want the benefit of a financial bridge to do it now.
Having a healthy, beautiful smile is a common goal shared by most people.
Who Applies for a Dental Grant?
People from all socio-economic backgrounds take advantage of the Dental Grant, and many apply for different reasons.
Here are 6 Common Reasons people wish to improve on their smile.
How do I Qualify as a Candidate?
To determine your eligibility, you will need to be examined by a Participating Dental Practitioner in our program. (The dentist will charge a fee for the examination and x-rays - ask for details)
Following completion of your examination, and presuming you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry and/or dental implants, the dental practitioner will provide you with a treatment plan that sets out a clear path for acieving your desired results.
How / when are Dental Grants Awarded?
Dental Grants are confirmed once you elect to proceed with treatment and are sent to the dentist as a payment toward your treatment plan.
How does the Process Work?
Can I apply more than once?
No, you may only apply once.
How is the Program Funded?
The Program is funded by the participating dentists.
Once I am recommended for inclusion into the program, how long does my application remain eligible?
Your application is valid until the end of the Funding Cycle.
Can I apply if I don't have a regular dentist?
Yes. We will refer you to a dentist near you that participates in our program.
Can I apply if I am presently receiving treatment, or to pay for prior treatment?
For full eligibility terms and conditions, please carefully review our Program Rules & Regulations.
What is the Qualifying Criteria I Must Satisfy to Obtain a Grant?
Any Canadian resident over the age of 18 (or under 18 with guardian consent) that lives within proximity of a participating dentist may apply for a Dental Grant, however you may need to demonstrate that you have the financial capability, or valid insurance coverage, to pay for certain costs that are not included with the Grant.
Can I get a Competing Quote from another Dentist?
Even though most dentists charge similar rates for the same kind of dental work, your best interests come first so we will work hard to make sure your Grant gets applied toward a treatment plan from a participating dentist that is the same cost as any other quote you receive, provided the quote is based on the same kind of dental work being performed and the same kind of materials being used.
Do all Dentists charge the same?
While many dentists charge similar rates based on their fee guide, some dentists may take a 'wait-and-see approach' and others may take a more aggressive approach which could affect the upfront cost of a treatment plan.
There could also be price variances based on the types of materials used by the dentist.
Do participating Dentists inflate their fees?
Of course not. Dentists that participate in our program do not increase their fees when quoting prices to Grant Applicants.
In fact, you are welcome to attend at a non-participating dentist to obtain a competing quote before or after attending at a participating dentist for your assessment.
If the competing quote is higher, speak to your Program Consultant to find out why, or to learn what we can do to help.
How can I pay the dentist for the part of the treatment not covered by the grant?
You may pay the dentist for your portion of the treatment using any usual method of payment such as credit card, debit card, or cash.
You may also qualify for funding from a third-party finance company or use private insurance from your (or your spouse's) place of employment.
You may NOT be able to use government sponsored forms of payment such as OHIP or ODSP.
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