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A&B Dental Clinic Welcomes The Canadian Dental Care Plan
May 06 2024

Exciting news for Canadians seeking affordable dental care! A&B Dental Clinic is thrilled to participate with the Canadian Dental Care Plan, ensuring accessible dental services for everyone. High dental costs can discourage people from seeking necessary care, but don’t let financial worries impact your smile’s health and beauty.

Introducing the Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a federal initiative designed to lower financial obstacles to oral health care. This program offers coverage for dental expenses to Canadian residents without dental benefits and with a household income below $90,000 annually.

Services covered by the Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) covers various oral health services, including:

  • Keeping teeth and gums healthy with services like cleaning, sealants, and fluoride.
  • Diagnosing issues through examinations and x-rays.
  • Restoring teeth with fillings.
  • Treating root canal problems.
  • Providing dentures, both complete and partial.
  • Addressing periodontal issues with deep scaling.
  • Performing oral surgeries like extractions.

How much is covered with the Canadian Dental Care Plan

The CDCP provides coverage for a portion or the entire cost of services, depending on income and the charges of your oral health provider. If your household income is below $70,000, the plan covers 100% of eligible services at the CDCP’s established fees, which may differ from your provider’s charges. Families earning more than $70,000 will need to co-pay. Those with incomes between $70,000 and $79,999 will receive coverage for 60% of services, while those earning between $80,000 and $89,999 will receive coverage for 40%.

Do I qualify for the Canadian Dental Care Plan

To be eligible for the CDCP, you must:

  • Lack access to dental insurance. This means you do not have any form of dental insurance coverage.
  • Have an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000. Adjusted family net income refers to the total income of your family after deductions and adjustments.
  • Be a Canadian resident for tax purposes.
  • Have filed your tax return in the previous year.

You must fulfill all eligibility criteria to qualify for the CDCP.

How to apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan

Applying for the CDCP is an easy process, with applications processed in phases based on age. The enrollment schedule is as follows:

  • Seniors aged 87 and older: Starting December 2023
  • Seniors aged 77 to 86: Starting January 2024
  • Seniors aged 72 to 76: Starting January 2024
  • Seniors aged 70 to 71: Starting March 2024
  • Seniors aged 65 to 69: Starting May 2024
  • Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate: Starting June 2024
  • Children under the age of 18: Starting June 2024
  • All remaining eligible Canadian residents: Starting January 2025

Qualified individuals can apply for the CDCP through Service Canada.


At A&B Dental Clinic, we take pride in participating with the Canadian Dental Care Plan to offer accessible dental care to every Canadian. Recognizing the vital role oral health plays in your overall well-being, we urge you not to let financial worries compromise the health and radiance of your smile. Thanks to our partnership, essential dental treatments are within reach at affordable rates, ensuring your oral health remains a top priority. Your smile is priceless, so don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with A&B Dental Clinic today. Reach out to us at 604-877-0664, and let’s embark together on the journey to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.

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