What is the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?

Our office is accepting The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents. Our team is committed to helping you achieve a healthier smile. Please contact our office to book your appointment now at [phone] or [email].

What you should know about the CDCP

Once enrolled, the welcome package you receive from Sun Life will include the date you can start seeing an oral health provider. Appointments can only be scheduled on or after your coverage start date.

Your start date will depend on:

  • when we receive your application and
  • when we complete your enrolment

The first group of CDCP clients will be eligible to visit an oral health provider as early as May 2024.

Click to see what coverage you are eligible for with the CDCP


  • This is not a free dental program. Depending on your adjusted family net income, patients may have to make a co-payment of up to 60%. You may also have to pay costs the CDCP does not cover.
  • The CDCP does not cover all dental services. Before you start any treatment, you should understand your dental care costs. Please let us know if you plan to use the CDCP benefits.

Important dates / benefit periods for CDCP:

For those interested in the Canadian Dental Care Plan, please see the schedule before for application dates:

  • 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 remaining eligible Canadian residents: Starting 2025

How do you apply?

Applications start May 2024. Eligible individuals can apply:

Use our online appointment request form to find the best time for you. We're always excited to meet new smiles and to catch up with familiar ones too.


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