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What dental services are covered by RAMQ?

Did you know that in Quebec, children under age 10 receive the following services free of charge at the dentist's office:

  • one examination per year

  • emergency examinations

  • x-rays

  • silver fillings (amalgam) for their back teeth

  • white fillings (composite) for their front teeth

  • prefabricated stainless steel crowns

  • sedative dressings, i.e. temporary fillings intended to reduce pain

  • root canal treatment, pulpectomy, pulpotomy and emergency opening of the pulp canal.

  • tooth extractions

It is important to note that preventative treatments are not covered by RAMQ for children under 10. These include:

  • routine dental cleaning

  • fluoride application

  • Pit and fissure sealants

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