How To Use The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

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

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will be rolled out in various phases. The current and first phase provides dental coverage for eligible people aged 65 and older.

Who Qualifies for the CDCP?

To qualify for the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP), you must meet all these requirements:

  • 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 to 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 are eligible to apply for the CDCP without needing an invitation letter. Before you can apply, 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 covered?

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will help to cover a range of oral health care services. Examples of services that could be covered under the CDCP when recommended by an oral health provider include:

  • preventive 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 isn’t covered by the CDCP, and that 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!

Be sure to bring any letters or documentation that were sent along with your CDCP Card to your appointment. We will also bill all eligible CDCP dental services directly on your behalf.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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