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Exciting News: The Canadian Dental Care Plan is in Action


I’m excited to share that beginning May 1st, 2024, dental coverage for the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) began for the first group of eligible applicants. Tens of thousands of Canadians across the country have already received care, some for the first time in their lives.

This program is life-changing for many Canadians, and by 2025, over 9 million Canadians will be eligible. The CDCP will cover a wide range of oral health care services aimed at maintaining teeth and gum health, and preventing and treating oral health issues and diseases.

Seniors aged 70 and above who missed the early phone registration can now register online. Additionally, seniors aged 65 to 69 can now register online. Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and children under 18 can begin online registration on June 1st, 2024. All other eligible Canadian residents can register starting in early 2025. For CDCP online registration, visit:

If you have registered for the CDCP and received your welcome package from Sun Life, you would have been notified of the date you can begin seeing a dentist or oral health provider. If you registered over the phone but haven’t received your welcome package, please contact the CDCP directly at 1-833-537-4342 to check your application status.

Over 300 dentists have already enrolled in the program in Edmonton alone. That’s more than 50% of dentists registered with the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta in Edmonton.

We hope to have as many dentists and oral health providers sign-up for the CDCP as possible. The participation of oral health providers across the country in this plan is critical to build a foundation for more equitable access to oral health care and make a difference in the lives of millions of Canadians.

If your adjusted family net income is lower than $70,000, the CDCP will cover 100%. You may have to pay additional charges directly to the oral health provider if:

  • Your adjusted family net income is between $70,000 and $89,999, or
  • The cost of your oral health care services exceeds established CDCP fees.

If you are seeking an oral health provider in Edmonton that accepts the CDCP, please visit:

For questions about any federal government program, please contact me by phone at 780-495-3261 or by email at

Blake Desjarlais
Member of Parliament,
Edmonton Griesbach

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