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Affordable Dental Care in Canada with the Canadian Dental Care Plan
May 16 2024

Are you looking for affordable dental care options in Canada? Look no further than the Canadian Dental Care Plan. Here is everything you need to know about the Canadian Dental Care Plan and how it can help you save money on your dental expenses.

The Importance of Dental Care

Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being, as it helps prevent oral diseases and contributes to better overall health. Neglecting dental hygiene can lead to issues like cavities, gum disease, and even systemic health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. However, many Canadians struggle to afford dental care. To address this issue, the Government of Canada has introduced The Canadian Dental Care Plan. This initiative aims to provide affordable dental coverage options for individuals and families with a family net income of less than $90,000, ensuring that everyone has access to essential dental services.

Benefits of the Canadian Dental Care Plan

  • Affordability: Enrollment in the Canadian Dental Care Plan significantly reduces out-of-pocket expenses for dental treatments.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: The plan covers a wide range of dental services, including routine check-ups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and more.
  • Convenience: A&B Dental Clinic is currently welcoming clients with CDCP coverage.

Qualifying for the Canadian Dental Care Plan

To qualify for the CDCP, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Not have dental insurance.
  2. Have an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000.
  3. Be a Canadian resident for tax purposes.
  4. Have filed your tax return in the previous year.

How to Apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan

To apply, you’ll need to provide the following information for yourself and your spouse or common-law partner:

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

You can apply online here.

Coverage and Services Offered by the Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan offers comprehensive coverage, including:

  1. Preventive services, such as scaling (cleaning), sealants, and fluoride treatments.
  2. Diagnostic services, including examinations and X-rays.
  3. Restorative services, covering fillings to repair damaged teeth.
  4. Endodontic services, including root canal treatments.
  5. Prosthodontic services, encompassing complete and partial removable dentures.
  6. Periodontal services, which include deep scaling to treat gum diseases.
  7. Oral surgery services, such as extractions, to address complex dental issues.

Certain oral health services may need preauthorization, which means they require prior approval based on the recommendation of the oral health provider.

How much will be covered under the Canadian Dental Care Plan

Some CDCP patients may not get full financial assistance due to co-payments. Co-payments are the portion of the CDCP rate patients pay out of pocket. The amount depends on their annual family income:

  • No co-payment for those with an annual family income below $70,000.
  • 40% co-payment for those with an annual family income between $70,000 and $79,999.
  • 60% co-payment for those with an annual family income between $80,000 and $89,999.


Don’t let high dental costs hold you back from maintaining a healthy smile. The Canadian Dental Care Plan is an excellent solution for accessing affordable dental care in Canada. If you qualify, apply today and take the first step toward a healthier smile and a healthier you. Book an appointment with A&B Dental Clinic today by calling 604-877-0664.

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