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Numerous red maple leaves of various sizes on black background and words - Canadian Dental Care Plan Eases financial barriers to oral health care for eligible Canadian residents


"We accept the CDCP to Help Reduce Financial Barriers to Dental Care"



The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is meant to ease, not eliminate, barriers to oral health care for eligible Canadian residents. The CDCP is being implemented by the Government of Canada in phases starting with seniors 65+ years, children under the age of 18 years, and adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.

The CDCP covers certain dental procedures that prevent and treat oral disease and/or the consequence of oral disease. The CDCP is scheduled, starting November 2024, to cover certain essential dental care options, such as partial dentures, crowns, and sedation, which many patients need, including seniors with dementia, children, and people with disabilities.


The CDCP is funded by public money and it does not and will not cover cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, implants, etc. 

The CDCP is a need-based program. Your eligibility and coverage limit are determined by Canadian residency, tax filing, not having private insurance, disability tax credit certificate, etc. Based on your family adjusted net income, you may have 100%, 60%, 40% or no coverage at all. Therefore, you need to co-pay 40% or 60% of the CDCP established fees if you have some but not full coverage. For example, if your family adjusted net income is:

  • $69,999 or less, you may have full coverage;

  • $70,000 to $79,999, you may have 60% coverage and need to pay 40% of the costs;

  • $80,000 to $89,999, you may have 40% coverage and need to pay 60% of the costs.

Many of the CDCP established fees do not cover the full cost of the treatment. The difference is your responsibility. In other words, you may have 100% CDCP coverage and still need to pay the difference between the full cost of the treatment and the amount covered by the CDCP. To avoid any surprises at the time of your appointment, please contact our office beforehand to discuss the treatment, costs, your CDCP coverage and the difference, if any, that would be your responsibility.

To get more information about the program, check your eligibility and/or apply for the CDCP, please visit the Government of Canada's Website.


If you have already received your CDCP package, it includes information about the level of coverage you have, your coverage start date and your CDCP card. Your appointment can be scheduled for or after the start date.


Dunwin Dental is committed to reducing barriers to oral health care and is now accepting the Canadian Dental Care Plan for our existing and new patients. Book an appointment today.

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