The Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Program (OMRP) provides funding for patients who require implants to retain a removable, highly specialized prosthetic device to restore the ability to chew, swallow and speak when no other treatment alternative exists.

Typically, patients for this program will be those who have had a major jaw reconstruction following a significant health event, such as a head and neck cancer or a traumatic facial injury. Following reconstructive surgery, some people may require a highly specialized prosthetic device to replace any missing tissue (such as jawbone and gums) and restore their ability to eat food or speak. For some people, properly wearing the prosthetic device will not be possible without the aid of dental implants. The OMRP provides funding for the surgical placement of these dental implants and the modifications required to attach this prosthesis to the implants.


To be eligible for funding, an individual must be:

  • in possession of a valid Ontario Health Card Number
  • 18 years of age or older (those under the age of 18 can apply for funding for required dental rehabilitation services through the Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Program)
  • eligible for a maxillofacial intraoral prosthesis funded by the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)
  • assessed as unable to retain the ADP-funded intraoral prosthesis without implants
  • assessed as a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery

How this program works with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

To be eligible for the OMRP, the specialized prosthetic devices needed by these patients have to be funded through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) and supplied by vendors registered with the ADP.

Patients will not be eligible to receive funding through the OMRP if any of the following applies:

  • they do not meet ADP's eligibility requirements to receive an ADP funded maxillofacial intraoral prosthesis
  • they require a device that is not listed in the ADP's product manual (for example, fixed devices such as a crown or bridge)
  • their maxillofacial intraoral prosthesis is made by a non-ADP registered supplier

Learn more about the ADP and its funding of maxillofacial intraoral prostheses.

Where the OMRP is offered

This program is currently being offered at 5 treatment centres:

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital (joint initiative)
  • The Ottawa Hospital
  • Health Sciences North

The OMRP will only fund the program's related services when they are performed at one of the above treatment centres. Any dental implant surgeries and prosthodontic services that are delivered in locations other than the sites listed above (including other hospitals or in private dental offices) will not be funded under the OMRP.

Treatment centre contact information

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Department of Dentistry
Suite H 126
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto ON M4N 3M5
Tel: 416-480-4436
Fax: 416-480-5757
London Health Sciences Centre
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University Hospital
Rm B3-300
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5
Tel: 519-663-3451
Fax: 519-663-3004
University Health Network / Mount Sinai Hospital
c/o University Health Network
Department of Dentistry, Maxillofacial and Ocular Prosthetics
610 University Avenue Room 2 - 933
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9
Tel: 416-946-2198
Fax: 416-946-6576
The Ottawa Hospital (Civic Site)
Dental Clinic
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 14084
Fax: 613-761-5134
Health Sciences North
Northeast Cancer Centre
Dental Oncology Program
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 5J1
Tel: 705-523-7334
Fax: 705-523-7354

Costs covered by the OMRP

The program provides funding for 100% of the treatment costs for a defined list of services, including the surgical placement of dental implants and the changes required for the ADP funded prosthesis to attach to the dental implants.

Costs not covered by the OMRP

The actual prosthesis must be funded through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP).

Under ADP, some patients may be responsible for a portion of the costs associated with their prosthesis.

The OMRP is not a substitute for private dental insurance and does not pay for routine dentistry (such as cleanings), orthodontic services or services required following discharge from the program. In addition, the OMRP does not cover any travel costs incurred in obtaining treatment provided under the program.

Application form for dentists and physicians

Download the application form.