How To Get The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

Disclaimer: Be sure to check the official website of the Government of Canada for current updates, as the CDCP will expand later.

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) was officially launched by the government of Canada on May 1st, 2024.

The CDCP will be released in various phases. The first phase provides dental coverage for eligible patients aged 65 and older. Other ages will be covered at later dates when the government decides.

Do I Qualify for the CDCP?

To qualify for the CDCP, you must meet all of these conditions:

  • You do not have access to dental insurance of any kind, whether through work, school, or a private insurance plan.
  • You have an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000, found on line 23600 of your tax return plus line 23600 of your spouse’s or common-law partner’s tax return.
  • You are a Canadian resident for tax purposes
  • You have filed your tax return in the previous year

How Do I Apply for the CDCP?

To apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP), please use this link: Apply for the CDCP

You will need the following information to apply:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN Number)
  • Date of Birth
  • Full name
  • Home and mailing address
  • List of the dental coverage you have through government social programs (if applicable)

Seniors aged 65 and above can apply for the CDCP without needing an invitation letter. Before applying, you and your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable) must have filed your tax return for the previous year and have received your Notice of Assessment.

Which dental services are 

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will help to cover a range of oral health care services. Examples of dental services that could be covered under the CDCP when recommended by an oral health provider include, but are not limited to:

  • preventive dental services, such as cleanings, sealants and fluoride
  • diagnostic services, including examinations and dental x-rays
  • restorative services, including fillings
  • oral surgery services, including extractions
  • root canal treatments
  • complete dentures and partial dentures

Dental Co-payments

The CDCP will only pay for oral health care services covered within the plan at the established CDCP fees. These fees are different from the provincial oral health associations’ fee guides that dental offices often charge for oral health services. 

You may have a co-payment based on your adjusted family net income. A co-payment is the percentage of the CDCP fees that aren’t covered by the CDCP, which you will have to pay directly to the oral health provider.

Schedule Your Visit Now!

Once you have applied for the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) and have been approvedcontact us to schedule your dental visit!

We will bill all eligible CDCP dental services directly on your behalf.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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