Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) brings transformative change to the oral health care landscape.

The College will continue to play an important role to support dentists and the public in understanding key elements of the CDCP. This includes information about the enrollment process so that dentists can continue providing care to patients who need it most.

Information for Ontario residents

To be eligible to enroll in CDCP you must meet the following:

  • have 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 a tax return in the previous year.

In order to qualify, you must meet ALL eligible criteria listed above.

Eligible Canadians will receive a letter in the mail with a personalized application code and instructions on how to apply based on the application schedule below.



Application Opens

Seniors aged 87 and above

December 2023

Seniors aged 77 to 86

January 2024

Seniors aged 72 to 76

February 2024

Seniors aged 70 to 71

March 2024

Seniors aged 65 to 69

May 2024

Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate

June 2024

Children under the age of 18

June 2024

All remaining eligible Canadian residents

In 2025

The CDCP will be managed by Sun Life. Once enrolled, you will receive a welcome package in the mail which will include:

  • information on the CDCP
  • your member card
  • your coverage start date

The Government of Canada’s Dental Benefit Guide provides a complete overview of the plan, including the scope of coverage.

For more information, please visit the CDCP webpage. 

Information for Ontario dentists

Enrollment in the CDCP will begin March 11th. Dentists will be able to sign up as a participating CDCP provider directly with Sun Life. The College encourages all dentists to sign up in order to provide better access to oral health care for all Ontarians. 

Dentists participating in the CDCP will need to sign the CDCP Claims Processing and Payment Agreement.

The agreement asks that all participants undertake the following steps:

  • validate CDCP client information
  • confirm eligible services under the CDCP
  • agree to receive direct payment from Sun Life for the services covered under the CDCP
  • provide information related to the claims submitted to the CDCP in accordance with the CDCP claims verification process and procedures

For information regarding fees, please visit the dental benefit grids available on Sun Life’s website.

See the CDCP FAQs below for more information about the program, enrollment and management of the plan through Sun Life.

For a complete overview of the plan including scope of coverage see the Government of Canada’s Dental Benefit Guide.

We will continue to keep the profession updated as we receive more information.