Dental Coverage

Dental Plan

The GSA student supplementary Dental Coverage is designed to provide Graduate Students of UWaterloo with important dental care services, including preventative services like cleanings, basic services like fillings, major restorative dental work like crowns, and more.

The GSA Dental Plan covers 60% to 70% of your dental costs and by visiting dental professionals who are members of the Studentcare Networks, you can receive an additional 20% to 30% coverage.


For questions regarding the dental plan and details about your coverage, please contact Studentcare. 

  • StudentCare website
  • Studentcare On-campus Office
    Health Services Building, Room 1006
    University of Waterloo Main Campus
  • Mobile App (download)

GSA Fees - Dental Coverage

Graduate students registered in full-time or part-time “regular” classified programs are automatically included in the dental plan and fees are included as part of the “GSA Administered Fees“.

Dental Insurance

To be eligible for the supplementary dental plan, students must have OHIP, coverage from another province, or UHIP, which cover expenses such as visits to your doctor or the hospital.

The student plans can be combined with other dental plans (i.e. a parent or spouse’s employee benefit plan) to maximize overall coverage and save on dental costs. Students can also enrol their spouses and children on the plan.


*** Graduate students enrolled in a program classified as “online” or “distance education” are eligible to OPT IN for Dental Coverage.

Full-time graduate students MUST be registered in a minimum of  ONE “on-campus” course on the Waterloo main campus.

Alternatively, if students are covered by another extended dental insurance, dental plan opt-out is available during the Change-of-Coverage Period.

  • Students may opt out of the Dental Plan and receive reimbursement for the dental portion of the plan without submitting proof of equivalent dental coverage.
  • Opt-outs and enrolments are effective for the entire policy year (September 1st – August 31st). If a student opts out, they will still be assessed the plan fee in subsequent Academic Terms, but will automatically receive a reimbursement for each Term that they are assessed the Health & Dental Plan fee for the policy year.

Last Updated: April 8, 2020

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