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Régime canadien de soins dentaires  Centre dentaire Nathalie Kadoch a LaSalle

Canadian Dental Care Plan

Following the introduction of the interim Canada Dental Benefit for children, the federal government announced the phased introduction of its new Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP). The program aims to provide financial assistance to those who need it, making it easier for people to access oral health care.

Who will be eligible? When can you apply? Centre Dentaire Dre Nathalie Kadoch answers your questions.

Canadian Dental Care Plan, who is eligible?

The program has already been providing assistance to seniors in need since December 2023. At the moment, people aged 70 and over can apply, and those aged 65 to 69 will be added in May.

Over time, coverage will be extended to all Canadian residents for whom access to dental care is more difficult, starting with adults receiving the disability tax credit, children aged 18, and then all other eligible residents. Those with an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000 and no dental insurance will be able to receive a refund.

Canadian Dental Care Plan, how much will you receive?

Reimbursement is determined as a percentage of expenses, which varies according to your salary range. If your annual income is less than $70,000, 100% of eligible costs will be covered. This figure is 60% for those earning between $70,000 and $79,999, and 40% for those earning between $80,000 and $89,999.

The new plan will cover a wide range of services, both preventive and curative. Scaling and X-rays are included, as are dentures and oral surgeries.

This new plan will therefore provide welcome assistance to those on a tighter budget. Oral health is important to your well-being. Don’t forget to book your next appointment soon!