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The Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan

What is The Canadian Dental Care Plan?

Oral health is important to Canadians’ overall health. Poor oral health can lead to respiratory disease, diabetes complications, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, pregnancy complications, life-threatening infections, and greater mortality from all causes. It can also lead to related mental health issues, reductions in quality of life, and, in extreme cases, employment challenges, social shame, nutritional issues and isolation.

The Government of Canada is committed to making life more affordable for Canadians and ongoing to implement the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP).

In early 2024, Markham Eglinton Dental Centre as your trusted oral health provider will be able to provide you service under this program.

New patients are always welcome. Contact our office at (416) 267-8783

Who qualifies

To qualify for the CDCP, the following criteria must be met:

  • no access to dental insurance;
  • an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000;
  • be a Canadian resident for tax purposes; and
  • have filed their tax return in the previous year.

Canadian residents who have access to dental benefits through a social program offered by their province or territory and/or by the federal government will be eligible for the CDCP if they meet all the eligibility criteria.

What is covered

  • preventive services, including scaling (cleaning), polishing, sealants, and fluoride;
  • diagnostic services, including examinations and x-rays;
  • restorative services, including fillings;
  • endodontic services, including root canal treatments;
  • prosthodontic services, including complete and partial removable dentures;
  • periodontal services, including deep scaling;
  • oral surgery services, including extractions.

When applications open

Applications will first open for seniors aged 87 and above in December 2023, expanding in phases to those aged 77 to 86 in January 2024, followed by those aged 72 to 76 in February 2024, then those aged 70 to 71 years in March 2024. In May 2024, an online application portal will open for seniors 65 and older. Persons with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and children under the age of 18 will be able to apply online as of June 2024. All remaining eligible Canadian residents will be able to apply online in 2025.

GroupApplications open
Seniors aged 87 and aboveStarting December 2023
Seniors aged 77 to 86Starting January 2024
Seniors aged 72 to 76Starting February 2024
Seniors aged 70 to 71Starting March 2024
Seniors aged 65 to 69Starting May 2024
Persons with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificateStarting June 2024
Children under 18 years oldStarting June 2024
All remaining eligible Canadian residentsStarting 2025

How to apply and for more details

Canadian residents who may qualify will be able to apply to the CDCP through Service Canada. For details please go to the below link:

To contact our Scarborough office, call (416) 267-8783.

We also have offices in Downtown Toronto, Aurora and Thornhill.

Toronto office:

Aurora office:

Thornhill office:

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