Canadian Dental Care Plan

Qualification Requirements:

Eligibility for the CDCP is determined based on several criteria. Currently the program is expanding to seniors, children under 18 and people with disabilities. Eventually all Canadians who meet the following criteria will qualify:

Note: Canadian residents who have access to dental coverage through a social program offered by a province or territory and/or the federal government can still qualify for the CDCP if they meet all the eligibility criteria.

Application Process:

Applications will open in phases, starting with seniors aged 87 and above in December 2023, followed by other age groups through mid-2024. Eligible individuals 70+ will receive a letter with an application code and instructions. Online applications for other groups will be available from May 2024.

Click here for a guide to applying by phone.


Applications Open

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 eligible Canadians Later in 2024/2025

Coverage Start Date:

Coverage under the CDCP will commence as early as May 2024, with seniors being the first group eligible. The actual start date for accessing oral health care will depend on the specific group you belong to, the timing of your application, and when your enrolment is processed.

What you will receive after qualifying:

Services Covered:

*Please note that some services will only become available in fall 2024.


Adjusted Family Net Income

CDCP Coverage of Eligible Oral Health Care Service Costs

Your Coverage

Lower than $70,000 100% at CDCP established fees 0%
Between $70,000 and $79,999 60% at CDCP established fees 40%
Between $80,000 and $89,999 40% at CDCP established fees 60%

Please refer to for more information as time progresses. It will be the most up-to-date source of information on the application process.