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The Canadian Dental Care Plan is Here!

No matter how hard it is to pay the bills, people shouldn’t be forced to neglect their dental health because of high costs. That’s why, for years, the NDP fought to deliver dental care for everyone who needs it. We used our power in this Parliament to force the implementation of a national dental care program for Canadians.

Since December, over 600,000 seniors have already been approved for the Canadian Dental Care Program and 9 million Canadians will be eligible by 2025. This is an important step toward the universal health coverage that Canadians need. It will make life more affordable for families and keep everyone healthier. 

Who is eligible?

  • Who is eligible?
  • Have no access to employer/pension-sponsored or private dental insurance;
  • Have an annual adjusted family net income under $90,000;
  • Be a Canadian resident for tax purposes; and 
  • Have filed their tax return in the previous year.
  • NOTE: Canadian residents already covered by provincial, territorial or federal dental programs are eligible for the CDCP.

When can you apply?

  • Seniors aged 70+ began receiving a letter inviting them to apply by phone starting in December 2023 through March 2024, in sequence based on age.
  • Seniors aged 65-69 will be able to apply online starting in May 2024.
  • People with a Disability Tax Credit certificate and children under 18 will be able to apply online in June 2024. 
  • Applications for all remaining eligible Canadian residents should start by 2025.

I’m excited to share that I’ll be hosting a Dental Care Open House with Norwood Dental on Sunday, April 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alberta Avenue Community League. Childcare will be available from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come and learn more about the program, take home some dental swag, and enjoy oral health freebies and education for parents, children, and adults with Dr. William Chin. 

For more information on the CDCP or the open house, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at Blake.Desjarlais@parl.gc.ca or by phone at 780-495-3261, or visit www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/dental/dental-care-plan.html

Every Canadian deserves health care that covers them from head to toe. That’s why the NDP is using our power to secure new investments like dental care, pharmacare, mental health, and more. 

Thank you, Merci, Hiy Hiy,
Blake Desjarlais
Member of Parliament, Edmonton Griesbach

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