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Service Description

Provides medically-necessary coverage of dental services for eligible First Nations and Inuit people in Canada.

Covers a range of dental services that are described in the Dental Benefits Guide, including:

  • Diagnostic services including examinations and X-rays
  • Preventive services including scaling, polishing, sealants, and flourides
  • Restorative services including fillings and crowns
  • Endodontic services including root canal treatments
  • Periodontal services including deep scaling
  • Removable prosthodontic services including partial and complete dentures
  • Oral surgery services including extractions
  • Orthodontic services including braces
  • Adjuntive services including sedation and general anaesthesia.


Provides eligible clients with coverage for benefits not otherwise available under federal, provincial, territorial or private health insurance.

An eligible client must be a resident of Canada and any of the following:
-a First Nations person who is registered under the Indian Act (commonly referred to as a status Indian);
-an Inuk recognized by an Inuit land claim organization; or
-a child less than 18 months old whose parent is a registered First Nations person or a recognized Inuk.

Application Process

Dental services must be provided in Canada, by a licensed dental professional, such as:
-independent dental hygienist
-dental specialist.

Recipients must make an appointment with a dental provider who will complete an examination, establish a treatment plan, and discuss the services required with the recipient. The dental provider will indicate what is covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program. Certain services may need predetermination (prior approval). If the provider is not aware, the recipient should contact the NIHB Dental Predetermination Centre and speak to dental benefit staff to determine what is covered.

Service providers who are enrolled with the Program generally send in claims to bill the Program directly. This means that you should not have to pay when receiving your dental services, including any deductible or co-payment. You will need to show client identification in order for providers to bill the Program directly.


No cost.

Dental Predetermination Centre (Dental Services): Toll-Free 1-855-618-6291

Dental Predetermination Centre (Orthodontic Services): Toll-Free 1-866-227-0943

Toll-Free: 1-866-885-3933

Non-Insured Health Benefits

Service Website



Coverage Area


Languages Offered

French, English

Online Resources

Mailing Address

Address Locator 0900C2
Ottawa ON  K1A 0K9

Location Info

Fax: 613-941-5366

TTY: 1-800-465-7735

Service Canada

Toll-Free: 1-866-225-0709

Business Line: 613-957-2991



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