Today, the Government of Canada announced the services that will be covered under the Canadian Dental Care Plan.
Last December, the Government of Canada launched the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP), a new federal plan, which will help make oral health care more affordable for up to nine million Canadian residents who do not currently have access to dental insurance.
According to the government, this will help make oral health care more affordable for up to nine million Canadian residents who do not currently have access to dental insurance. Most services included in the CDCP will be accessible starting May 2024, coinciding with the initiation of services for the inaugural group of CDCP clients.
"No one should have to choose between taking care of their teeth and paying their bills. Canadians deserve access to affordable dental care, which is essential not only for oral health but for overall health. By helping cover some of the costs of a wide range of services the Canadian Dental Care Plan will help more Canadians get access to the oral health care they need," stated the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health.
Since its mid-December launch, over 600,000 Canadians have successfully enrolled in the plan through Service Canada.
To qualify for the CDCP, you must not have access to dental insurance, have an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000, be a Canadian resident for tax purposes and have filed your tax return in the previous year.
Here are some of the services that are covered under the CDCP according to the government:
- 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.
Depending on your adjusted family net income, you may have co-payments which is the percentage of CDCP fees not covered by the program. This amount must be paid directly to the oral health provider.
To see the full list of what is covered and learn more, click HERE.
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