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Canada Launches a Federal Oral Healthcare Plan

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Canada has introduced the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) as part of the federal government’s spring 2023 budget, allocating $13 billion over 5 years, with an additional $4.4 billion ongoing. The plan aims to provide dental care benefits directly to Canadian residents with a household income below $90,000 who lack private insurance. To qualify for the CDCP, applicants must not have dental insurance, have an annual adjusted family net income under $90,000, be a Canadian resident for tax purposes, and have filed a tax return for the previous year. The program’s rollout will commence with seniors ages 87 and older in December 2023, expanding to other age groups in subsequent months. Eligible Canadian residents, including those with disabilities and children younger than 18, can apply online starting in June 2024. Covered services include preventive, diagnostic, restorative, endodontic, prosthodontic, periodontal, and oral surgery services. Click here to read more.

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