Nine million Canadians don’t have the dental care they need. The NDP just fixed that!

Average households will save at least $1,300 a year.

The Canadian Dental Care Plan

The new Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is the largest expansion of public healthcare in generations. Secured by the NDP, the CDCP is designed to build on Tommy Douglas’s legacy of universal healthcare.

This comprehensive plan will ensure that no Canadian has to choose between fixing a toothache and putting food on the table.

You will only be able to register when your registration window opens up.

When that happens you can visit the Canadian Dental Plan page to sign yourself up for the plan, or, sign up on this page and we'll send you a reminder when your eligibility starts!


Typical services covered

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will help cover a wide range of oral health care services that:

  • Keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Prevent and treat oral health care issues and diseases

Typical services provided by an enrolled dentist of your choice include:

  • Preventive services, including scaling (cleaning), polishing, sealants, and fluoride
  • Diagnostic services, including examinations and x-rays
  • Endodontic services, including root canal treatments
  • Prosthodontic services, including complete and partial removable dentures
  • Periodontal services, including deep scaling
  • Oral surgery services, including extractions

Who qualifies?

Eventually all Canadians who meet the following criteria will qualify:

  • Lack of access to private dental insurance.
  • Adjusted family net income below $90,000.
  • Canadian residency for tax purposes.
  • Having filed a tax return in the previous year.

Note: Canadian residents already covered by provincial, territorial or federal dental programs can still be eligible for the CDCP.


When can I apply?

Group Applications Open
Seniors aged 87 and above Starting December 2023
Seniors aged 77 to 86 Starting January 2024
Seniors aged 72 to 76 Starting February 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 eligible Canadians Later in 2024/2025

Sign up at canada.ca/dental


If your eligibility window hasn't started yet, sign up on this page and we'll send you a reminder!


How much is covered?

Depending on your family's income, you might need to pay some of the bill. This amount is paid to your dentist.

Your adjusted family net income How much the CDCP will cover How much you will cover
Lower than $70,000 100% at CDCP established fees 0%
Between $70,000 and $79,999 60% at CDCP established fees 40%
Between $80,000 and $89,999 40% at CDCP established fees 60%

 

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