Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan

People are unique; each of us has different interests, goals, and needs. But one thing that applies to us all is the right to quality dental treatment that provides lasting results.

This is where the Canadian Dental Care Plan comes into play. Shortened to the CDCP, this program is designed to help patients access the care they require to look after their smiles and remain healthy.

Our local dental staff is here to aid you if you’re interested in exploring this program further. Feel free to call Blackfalds Dentistry today to get started.


The main aim of this program is to help Canadians obtain dentistry treatment without worrying about cost. The CDCP is run by the government, meaning it is a public program, and participants are selected based on several qualifications, one of which is their family’s net income.


In order to qualify for the CDCP, patients need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • You’re a Canadian resident who pays taxes
  • You’ve submitted your income tax return for the previous tax year
  • You have no current dental insurance
  • Your adjusted family income is < $90,000

If you have questions about the criteria, please visit the CDCP official site, which can be found here. 

What’s Offered

It takes about three months for Service Canada to review applications and notify candidates of their approval. Therefore, we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

When you are approved, you will have access to a variety of dental services, including preventive treatments like check-ups, cleanings, root canals, dental fillings, and extractions. Other treatments may need to be pre-approved before you can receive them.

Level of Coverage

Your level of coverage is calculated based on the information below. Please note that you are expected to pay any part of the treatment the CDCP does not cover.

Annual Family Income ($) Coverage (%)
Less than $70,000 100
$70,000 to $79,999 60
$80,000 to $89,999 40
More than $90,000 0

Contact Us Today

At Blackfalds Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping look after their smiles however they need, and this includes navigating the financial waters associated with dental treatments. If you’d like to learn more about the CDCP, you’re encouraged to call or send us a message to get started. We look forward to meeting and working with you soon!