Canadian Dental Care Plan



Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

The Canadian Dental Care Program (CDCP) aims to reduce financial barriers to dental care for eligible Canadian residents. This progressive program will start with seniors, with a gradual extension to other demographic groups​.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the CDCP, residents must meet certain criteria, including household income and access to other forms of dental coverage​.

Services Covered by the CDCP

The CDCP will cover a variety of dental services, including but not limited to prevention, diagnostics, restoration, endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Exact coverage and service availability may vary and will be assessed on an ongoing basis.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted in phases, starting with individuals aged 87 and older in December 2023. Online applications will be available from May 2024 for individuals aged 65 and older, as well as for certain other specific groups in June 2024. Other eligible Canadian residents will be able to submit their online applications in 2025.


Benefits and Financial Coverage

The CDCP will provide financial assistance for dental care, with a variable co-payment based on household income. Dental care providers enrolled in the program will bill the CDCP directly, eliminating the need for patients to pay upfront costs themselves.

This structure provides a comprehensive overview of the CDCP, aimed at informing users about how they can benefit from this program. For more detailed and specific information, it is advisable to consult the official Government of Canada website dedicated to the CDCP.