Canadian Dental Care Plan details announced

On Thursday February 8th, 2024 the Government of Canada announced substantial details about the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) and its program design, including the fee structure.

This is an exciting time for patients and dentists to be part of a significant milestone in the provision of oral health care services for millions of Canadians.

The CDCP has the potential to be the largest expansion of oral health care in Canadian history. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people in Canada avoid going to the dentist because of the cost. More than 600,000 Canadian seniors have applied to be part of the program so far.

CDCP will help cover a wide range of oral health care services that keep teeth and gums healthy and prevent and treat oral health care issues and diseases.

Oral health care is health care

This is a historical opportunity for all oral health professionals to be part of helping more patients get the care they need.

As the regulatory body serving the public interest, we support access to equitable oral health care for all Ontarians. 

We are committed to communicating regularly with the public and the profession as the program expands. Please visit our webpage at 

Sun Life is administering the CDCP on behalf of the Government of Canada. Sun Life is posting information in advance of sign-up day for oral health professionals on March 11th.

Information and resources

The Government of Canada will be hosting information sessions for oral health care providers on the following dates and times. The same information will be shared at each session. Please note that all meetings will be held via Zoom.

  1. Tuesday, February 13 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (EST) French
    Phone number: 1-613-209-3054
    Session ID: 626 0197 6359 Passcode: 314452

  2. Thursday, February 15 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (EST) English
    Phone number: 1-613-209-3054
    Session ID: 649 7249 2608 Passcode: 470122

  3. Tuesday, February 20 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (EST) French
    Phone number: 1-613-209-3054
    Session ID: 614 3955 2491 Passcode: 056211

  4. Wednesday, February 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (EST) English
    Phone number: 1-613-209-3054
    Session ID: 639 9277 6747 Passcode: 274211