Government of New Brunswick

Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision is New Brunswick’s dental and vision plan for children of low-income families.   Implemented in September 2012, the program was developed based on recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Health Benefits, one of three committees established to address key issues in New Brunswick’s fight against poverty.

To be eligible you must:

  • Live in New Brunswick
  • Have dependent child(ren) aged 18 years old or younger
  • Not have dental and vision coverage through any other government program or private insurance plan
  • Have a family net income level not exceeding the following amounts based on the previous year’s New Brunswick Income Tax return(s) or Notice of Assessment(s):

Family Size Income
2 people $26,928
3 people $32,980
4 people $38,082
5 people $42,577
6 people $46,641
7 people $50,378
8 people $53,856

These guidelines are based on Market Basket Measure calculations from June 2017.

This plan will provide the necessary coverage for specified dental and vision benefits as follows:

  • Dental:  The dental program will cover basic items, such as regular exams, X-rays and extractions, with some focus on preventative treatments such as sealants and fluoride treatments.
  • Vision:  The vision program will cover basic items such as yearly exam, lenses and frames.

*Please note: For children with dental and vision coverage through the Department of Social Development, coverage will be automatically transferred to the Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision plan and, as such, there is no need for Social Development clients to apply.