Canadian Dental Care Plan

What services are covered

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will help cover a wide range of oral health care services that:

  • keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • prevent and treat oral health care issues and diseases

Examples of services that could be covered under the CDCP when recommended by an oral health provider, include:

  • preventive services, including scaling (cleaning), polishing, sealants and fluoride
  • diagnostic services, including
  • examinations and x-rays
  • restorative services, including fillings
  • endodontic services, including root canal treatments
  • prosthodontic services, including:
    –complete dentures
    –and partial removable dentures
  • periodontal services, including deep scaling
  • oral surgery services, including extractions

Note: Some oral health care services will require preauthorization. Preauthorization is a process where prior approval is required, based on the recommendation of the oral health provider, before the treatment is provided, to confirm it will be covered under the plan. These treatments and/or services take into consideration an individual’s oral health history and medical conditions. Services requiring preauthorization will become available in November 2024.

The CDCP will only pay for oral health care services covered within the plan at the established CDCP fees. These fees are not the same as the provincial and territorial oral health associations suggested fee guides that providers often use to charge for oral health services. People covered under the CDCP may have to pay any additional charges directly to the oral health provider.

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