Finding Affordable/FREE Dental Care in Alberta

By: Staff
When it comes to dental coverage, Alberta only covers you in the below scenarios:
  • all in-hospital dental visits,
  • in-hospital dental surgeries,
  • postoperative care
  • And, one post discharge follow-up visit.
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  1. Alberta Adult Health Benefit

The Alberta Adult Health Benefit program is designed for low income Albertans

and it covers dental services as one of the benefits. In order to take advantage of this program, you can apply on Alberta's Human Services website

The below table shows qualifying income, please visit the above site to get latest requirements

Type Maximum Qualifying Income
(effective July 1, 2015)
Single $16,580

Single parent with 1 child

$26,023

Single parent with 2 children

$31,010

Single parent with 3 children

$36,325

Single parent  with 4 children*

$41,957

Couple with no children

$23,212

Couple with 1 child

$31,237

Couple with 2 children

$36,634

Couple with 3 children

$41,594

Couple with 4 children*

$46,932

*For each additional child add $4,973

  1. Reduced Cost Clinics

Alberta Health provides reduced-fee clinics for families that are in financial need and are without any dental insurance. The services are provided by qualified dentists.

In order to receive services from these reduced-fee clinics, Albertans must provide:

  • A completed Income Assessment Form , visit website to download this form.
  • Proof of family income.
  • A letter from employer or school showing that you do not have any dental coverage available.
The reduced clinics are available at the below locations
  • Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
    1213 4 Street SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X7
    (403) 955 6200
  • Sunridge Mall
    Northeast Dental Clinic, 2nd Floor
    2580 32 Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7M8
    (403) 944 9999
  1. Calgary Health Services Clinics

There are number of dental programs available for people with certain financial or medical needs. To get more detail, please click here.

  1. University Clinics

Many universities that offer Dental Programs also run dental clinics for selected patients at reduced prices. Here are some of the patient clinics run by graduate students:

  • University of Alberta - Faculty of Dentistry
    Kaye Edmonton Clinic
    8th Floor, 11400 University Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z1
    780-492-4474
This article, and the products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see your health care provider before taking any supplements or starting a new program.


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