Nova Scotia Children’s Oral Health Program

Note: Eligibility for the Children’s Oral Health Program is currently children 14 and under.

Children should begin regular dental visits by their first birthday.

MSI currently covers basic dental care for children from birth up to the end of the month in which they turn 15. 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
  • Nutritional counseling

If your 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 your 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.

For more information about the MSI Children's Oral Health Program talk to your dentist or call:

Toll free: 1-888-711-1119


Dental Facts Sheet: Nova Scotia’s MSI Children’s Oral Health Program | French