ACCESS YOUR DENTAL CARE BENEFITS WITH THE

Canadian Dental Care Plan

What is the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a federal government program that is intended to provide coverage for all Canadian residents who do not have dental benefits and have a household income of less than $90,000 a year. This program helps lower financial barriers to oral health care and provides access to a wide range of dental services. At Markdale Family Dental, we offer the CDCP plan to current and new patients in the Markdale and surrounding region.

Eligibility

To qualify for the CDCP, you must satisfy the following criteria:
 
  • No existing dental insurance coverage
  • Have an annual adjusted family net income of less than $90,000
  • Be a Canadian resident for tax purposes 
  • Have filed your tax return for the previous year
To check your eligibility, please visit Health Canada

When can I apply?

Applications for the CDCP program is in phases depending on age:
 
Ages 65 & Older
Now
Children under 18 + Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate
Now
All remaining eligible residents
Starting in 2025

Coverage

CDCP covereage is based on income
 
Household Income
CDCP Coveragee
You Pay
Less than $70,000
100%
0%
$70,000–$79,999
60%
40%
$80,000–$89,999
40%
60%
More than $90,000
0%
100%

How we can help

Secure Your Appointment

Don’t delay your dental care. Schedule an appointment with us today to begin your journey to excellent dental health.

Application Support

Our team will assist you throughout the CDCP application process, ensuring you understand each step clearly.

Comprehensive Services:

 Treatments like fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures, and root canals are included in CDCP coverage. Please note some procedures require pre-approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a federal government program that is intended to provide coverage for Canadian residents who do not have dental benefits and have a household income of less than $90,000 a year. You need to know that this is a government dental benefit; it is not a free dental program.

The CDCP is for Canadians who do not have dental benefits. It is not intended to replace benefits that people already have through work, school or private plans although it can be used in combination with existing government programs. The CDCP is managed by Health Canada and administered by Sun Life. Dentists are not involved in deciding who is eligible or what services are covered.

Check your eligibility on at Health Canada or contact its helpline at 1-833-537-4342 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.

All residents over 65 and under 18, as well as adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate are currently eligible to apply. All remaining residents are eligible in 2025. 

You must apply to the CDCP with Health Canada.

Within 3 months of your application submission, Sunlife will send you a welcome package with your coverage details, benefit effective date, and a membership card.  

The CDCP covers a part of the cost of your care but does not provide free dental care. You may have to pay the portion of costs that are not covered.

Patients may be required to make a co-payment (that is, pay for a portion of their dental care under the CDCP) depending on their adjusted family net income, as follows:

  • No co-payment of the CDCP benefit for those with an adjusted annual family net income under $70,000.
  • A 40 per cent co-payment of the CDCP benefit for those with an adjusted annual family net income between $70,000 and $79,999.
  • A 60 per cent co-payment of the CDCP benefit for those with an adjusted annual family net income between $80,000 and $89,999.

 

When booking your dental appointment, talk to your dentist about the costs of your treatment and any costs that won’t be covered by the CDCP

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

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

 

Some oral health care services will require preauthorization. Preauthorization is a process where prior approval is required, based on the recommendation of the oral health provider, before the treatment is provided, to confirm it will be covered under the plan. These treatments and/or services take into consideration an individual’s oral health history and medical conditions

Yes, if you have other coverage from government plans such as Healthy Smiles, OW, & ODSP, benefits will be cooridinated and the CDCP will be the primary payer relative to all of the Ontario dental programs 

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