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Canadian Dental Care Plan – What It Means For Your Dentures.

Canadian Dental Care Plan – What It Means For Your Dentures.

With the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) rolling out, it’s a good time to learn the ins and outs, so you are well-informed for when your application date has opened. Not sure what that means? Follow along and we will cover everything you need to know about the CDCP and what it means for your dentures.

Rollout Dates:

As of December 2023, everyone aged 87 and up can apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan, and throughout the year another age group is added for application eligibility. To find out when your age group is open to apply, click here and add your date of birth. Additionally here is the schedule:

Age GroundApplication opens
Seniors aged 87 and upStarted December 2023
Seniors aged 77 to 86Started January 2024
Seniors aged 72 to 76Starting February 2024
Seniors aged 70 to 71Starting March 2024
Seniors aged 65 to 69Starting May 2024
Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificateStarting June 2024
Children under the age of 18Starting June 2024
All remaining eligible Canadian residentsStarting 2025
As per website

Who Is Eligible for the Canadian Dental Care Plan?

The criteria to apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) depends on your household income, whether you already have dental insurance, if you are a Canadian resident, and whether you have filed your previous year’s tax return. If each of the criteria below applies to you, you are eligible for the CDCP.

If all four apply to you, you are eligible to apply once your date is rolled out.

  • Don’t have access to dental insurance
  • Have an adjusted household income of less than $90,000
  • Be a Canadian resident
  • have filed your taxes from the previous tax year

How to apply.

Applying for the CDCP starts with a letter sent out by the government of Canada with a unique number – Once your date arrives. All senior citizens over 72 should have received or will be receiving this letter with instructions on how to apply. The letter will be sent out to the address used in your previous year(s) tax return.

When you receive this letter: follow the instructions on the letter to apply, and wait for Service Canada to let you know if you know if you qualify for the CDCP, If you do qualify then you will be sent out your welcome package from Sunlife.

How much is covered

Depending on your adjusted family net income, you can be covered from 40% up to 100%.

Adjusted Family IncomeHow Much Will The CDCP Cover
40% of all eligible oral care services100%* of all eligible oral care services
Between 70,000 and 79,99940% of all eligible oral care services
Between 80,000 and 89,99940% of all elidible oral care services
*100% may still require additional payments, some service providers may charge more than covered.

Are Dentures covered under the Canadian dental care plan?

Yes, dentures are a service covered under the Canadian Dental Care Plan along with a myriad of other services offered by Denture clinics & Dental (dentists) Clinics. Here is what the CDCP covers for denture services:

  • Complete Dentures
  • Denture Repairs & Relines
  • Tissues Conditioners
  • Immediate & Over Dentures
  • Partial Dentures


Keep current and understand how the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) affects denture coverage. Stay informed about rollout dates, eligibility, and application procedures to access quality dental care. Prioritize your oral health as the CDCP evolves to serve eligible Canadians better.

Comments (5)

  1. I have disability tax credit but not the disability tax credit disability certificate. Is there a difference??

  2. I have AB. Blue cross coverage for Seniors( the old Plan).
    It covered for my partial denture in 2022.
    I had surgery at Rockyview General Hosp. , Calgary, AB. on Jan 15/2024 and was hospitalized for one week.
    I lost my partial denture on the 3rd day on the food tray because I fell asleep. I was very drowsy from the narcotics for pain. It was reported to the nurse in charge and theycontact the kitchen to check but it was not found.

    In my case, despite having insurance, Blue Cross will not cover for the same partial denture again.

    So, in this situation will Canadian Dental Care Plan cover?

    Please reply. Thanks.

  3. My letter from the new Canadian Federal Dental plan tells me I am covered 100% because my income is under $70,000.00 so why is my Denturist charging me $200 for to dentures and $200 for bottom dentures.

    • The insurance provider goes by a price schedule for each type of treatment. If your particular dentist charges more than what is on the schedule, we pay the difference directly to the dentist.

    • Hello William, sorry for the late reply. Your denture coverage is 100%, but the plan may not cover the full cost charged by your denturist. For example, if the denturist charges more than what the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) allows, you will need to pay the difference. Confusing I know, but the CDCP may not pay for the full cost of what your denturist charges for dentures. Hope that makes sense.

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