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Canadian Dental Care Plan

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The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) was created to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents.

To qualify for the CDCP, you must meet all the criteria below:

Eligible Canadians will receive a letter in the mail inviting them to enroll according to the schedule below. It is expected that those enrolled in the CDCP can start seeing an oral health provider in May 2024. Learn more about which services are covered and co-payments.

GroupApplications open
Seniors aged 87 and aboveStarted 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


Enroll as a CDCP Provider

Starting March 11, 2024, Registered Dental Hygienist can join the CDCP as providers by registering directly with Sun Life. Participation is voluntary, but CDHO encourages RDHs to participate in this important initiative that will have a significant impact on millions of Canadians. RDHs who have never used Sun Life Direct can contact the call centre at 1-888-888-8110 to obtain an Access ID. Learn more about participating in the CDCP.


We will continue to update Dental Hygienists as we learn more.