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Senior dental treatment

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a federal program that will help cover some of the cost of various oral health care services for eligible residents of Canada.

Plan Access

 Enhanced Affordability

The Canadian government is dedicated to enhancing affordability for its citizens and is actively implementing the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP). Starting in early 2024, Markham Eglinton Dental Centre, recognized as a trusted oral health provider, will be participating in this program, ensuring accessibility to quality dental services. We warmly welcome new patients. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office at:  905-201-7001

Maintaining good oral health is crucial for Canadians' overall well-being. Neglecting oral hygiene can result in a range of serious conditions including respiratory diseases, complications in diabetes management, cardiovascular issues, strokes, cancers, pregnancy complications, life-threatening infections, and increased mortality rates. Additionally, poor oral health can contribute to mental health concerns, reduced quality of life, and in severe cases, employment difficulties, social stigma, nutritional deficiencies, and feelings of isolation.  

What is the CDCP?

Who's  Eligible

To qualify for the CDCP, the following criteria must be met:

  • no access to dental insurance;

  • an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000;

  • be a Canadian resident for tax purposes; and

  • have filed their tax return in the previous year.

Canadian residents who have access to dental benefits through a social program offered by their province or territory and/or by the federal government will be eligible for the CDCP if they meet all the eligibility criteria.

  • 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.

 Book A Consultation

The CDCP is now available to the first cohort of eligible seniors. If you are already eligible for services do not already have an oral health provider, please contact us for expert care. 

When Applications Open

Applications will first open for seniors aged 87 and above in December 2023, expanding in phases to those aged 77 to 86 in January 2024, followed by those aged 72 to 76 in February 2024, then those aged 70 to 71 years in March 2024. In May 2024, an online application portal will open for seniors 65 and older. Persons with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and children under the age of 18 will be able to apply online as of June 2024. All remaining eligible Canadian residents will be able to apply online in 2025.

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