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The Government of Canada has implemented the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) designed to help ease (not eliminate) financial barriers to accessing oral health for ELIGIBLE residents of Canada. CDCP is being implemented in various phases starting with seniors. CDCP is scheduled to replace the existing Canada Dental Benefit for ELIGIBLE children.

What is Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?

The Canadian Dental Care Plan covers ONLY A PORTION OF THE COSTS of your dental treatment. Despite what you may be hearing, CDCP is or is not free depending on your adjusted family net income and YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE between our fees and your CDCP coverage if you don't have full coverage:

  • Full coverage and No Co-pay - if your family's adjusted net income is less than $70,000

  • 60% coverage and 40% Co-pay - if the family's adjusted net income is between $70,000 and $79,999

  • 40% coverage and 60% Co-pay - if your family's adjusted net income is between $80,000 and $89,999

  • No Coverage - if your family's adjusted net income is $90,000 or more

Who is Eligible for The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?


Canadian residents who:

  • Have an adjusted family net income of $89,999 or less

  • Don't have access to dental insurance

Your or your child's eligibility is determined by the Government of Canada, not our dental office. To determine whether you qualify and how much coverage you have, please visit the Government of Canada's website.

How and When Can You Apply?


You can apply through the Government of Canada's website

Which Procedures are Covered by The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?


CDCP covers only the procedures that prevent and treat oral disease and/or the consequence of oral disease. Coverage of a procedure is determined on an individual basis by considering the status of your oral health.


CDCP does not cover cosmetic procedures such as dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers etc.


For more information, please see Canadian Dental Care Plan - Dental Benefits Guide.

How Does CDCP Work with Other Ontario Government Dental Programs?

Co-payment is your responsibility. If you have dental coverage under a Provincial Social Dental Program such as Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) or Ontario Works (OW), you may be eligible for coordination of benefits between CDCP and the provincial program to cover some or all of the co-payment.   

Role of Dentistry on Queenston in the Process

Our office does not have any role in the CDCP application process. We will need to confirm your eligibility when you visit us. Please bring your CDCP Card, OHIP Card and a list of medication you are on.

If you have CDCP coverage and require oral health care, book your appointment with our Hamilton Stoney Creek office today. 

Call: 905-561-7310


Submit: Online form

Walk in: 700 Queenston Rd., Hamilton (next to Canadian Tire)

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