The Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan

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The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a new dental benefit, beginning May 2024, that you may qualify for depending on your household income. As we are still finding out what this program looks like, this is an area where you can check to see what our involvement is in providing this plan. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have or visit canada.ca/dental to see the latest updates on the CDCP.

CDCP Office Poster

May 9, 2024 :

As of today, our office is not currently enrolled in the Canadian Dental Care Plan. At Surrey Place Dental Group, we fully support accessible and cost-effective dental and oral health services for everyone, and believe the CDCP is an historic opportunity to enhance dental care accessibility across Canada. However, we approach enrollment with caution due to concerns regarding the current terms and conditions imposed on oral health care providers.


As mentioned in our previous communication, in order to enrol in the CDCP, we are being compelled to sign a contractual agreement with the government, which is a departure from standard practice within our industry. We fear that in its current form, the conditions under this contract put undue burden on our precious staff and unnecessary risk on our valued patients. There also still remain many unanswered questions about the implications and details of this plan.


The most recent announcement is that an alternative pathway will be coming available in July that will allow our patients to utilize the CDCP at the office of their choice, whether or not that office is enrolled as an official provider. We are waiting on more information when it becomes available before we can announce to our patients that their new Canadian Dental Care Plan can be utilized at our office.


We acknowledge and share your eagerness to utilize your CDCP coverage to enhance your oral health. Your patience and understanding during this transitional period are deeply appreciated. Rest assured, we are diligently working with regulatory authorities to shape a plan that prioritizes the long-term well-being of our patients.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your continued trust in our practice. It is a privilege to serve as your dental care provider, and we remain committed to delivering exceptional service and care.

Warm Regards,
Your Oral Care Providers at Surrey Place Dental Group