About the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

Understanding How the CDCP Works & Who Qualifies

What is the CDCP?

Everyone deserves to have access to oral health care which is why the Canadian government is rolling out a new program called the Canadian Dental Care Plan. As of December 2023, certain groups have been able to apply for this program in order to help them receive the treatment they deserve to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. The CDCP will cover a wide range of services.

Who is Eligible for the CDCP?

In order to qualify for the CDCP, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Have no access to dental insurance through an employer, a family member, private insurance, etc.
  • Have an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000
  • Must be a Canadian resident
  • Have filed your tax return for the previous year
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Applications for the program began in December 2023 for seniors aged 87+. The next phase began in January 2024 for seniors aged 77-86 and February 2024 for seniors aged 72-76. The next phases have taken place in March for seniors aged 70-71, and will continue throughout the year for other age groups which you can find on the Government of Canada website.

Onyx Dental Clinic is Taking Part in the CDCP

As of March 2024, oral health providers, including our dental clinic, were able to enroll to provide these services voluntarily through Sun Life. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to receive oral health care rather than avoiding going to the dentist because of the costs.

Services Being Covered Include:

  • General cleaning including thorough exams, x-rays, scaling, polishing and flossing
  • Root canal treatment
  • Fillings
  • Tooth extractions and wisdom tooth removal
  • Dental crown and bridge repair
  • Denture treatment
  • Select orthodontic services will be added in 2025
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The CDCP will reimburse a percentage of eligible expenses at the established CDCP fee rates. A co-payment is the percentage of CDCP fees that are not covered by the CDCP that you will have to pay directly to us. The amount you pay will depend on your family’s net income. For more coverage information, please visit the Government of Canada website, or visit a Service Canada office for assistance.

Kids Dental Services We Provide in Mississauga:

We strive to offer our patients the highest calibre of dental care in a kind, quick, and skillful way. Patients who use our services report positive changes in their quality of life, health, and self-perception. For our patients to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles, we treat smiles of all ages and place a strong emphasis on preventing dental disorders.

Call Onyx Dental to make an appointment for your child. Please read the information on general tooth growth and recommendations for kids based on their age groups below to learn more about our Mississauga practice’s provision of children’s dentistry treatments.

Newborns & Infants Dentistry in Mississauga

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A child’s primary teeth start to erupt between the ages of 6 and 9 months. These teeth support your child’s ability to eat, speak, and help the adult teeth erupt properly. Infants can have cavities just like everyone else, so it’s crucial to keep these tiny teeth clean. Make sure to brush your baby’s mouth and teeth after feeding him or her using a small toothbrush, a piece of gauze, or a moist face cloth.The Canadian Dental Association recommends the initial appointment for your child be within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.  Bringing your child in to see the dentist before there is ever any problem with his or her teeth helps set a positive environment for your child at the dental clinic.

Toddlers & Preschoolers Dentistry in Mississauga

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This is an excellent time to teach your child healthy oral hygiene practices that will help safeguard their primary teeth. Help your young children use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to brush their teeth twice daily. Make sure your youngster does not swallow the toothpaste and spits it out. Limiting sugary foods and drinks and brushing your child’s teeth after meals can also help avoid cavities.

Change your child’s toothbrush every one to three months or shortly after an illness, and start flossing when his or her teeth are in contact. To lead by example, let your child watch you brush your teeth.

Children & Adolescents Dentistry in Mississauga

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Your child’s baby teeth will start to fall out between the ages of 6 and 8 when the permanent teeth start to fill in. Except for wisdom teeth, most permanent teeth should be in place by the age of 13.

Make sure your youngster flosses once and brushes their teeth at least twice a day. Eat less sugary foods to help avoid tooth decay. Reduce snacking and encourage your youngster to consume a balanced, healthy diet. In order to protect their teeth while playing sports, we also advise your youngster to wear a mouthguard when necessary.

Teens Dentistry in Mississauga

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The teenage years are a challenging time for many parents. With increased independence and less supervision, it can be hard to keep up on oral hygiene practices when you’re busy taking care of your child’s other needs — but it’s essential that we teach them proper habits!

At Onyx Dental our team will provide tips & advice during every visit so families can help their teens and younger children build habits that will make their teeth last a lifetime. The greatest method for teens to maintain healthy teeth and gums is to continue excellent oral hygiene.

Whether they have braces on or not, they should:

  • Brush their teeth twice daily
  • Floss once per day between teeth and below the gumline
  • Cut back on sugary food consumption
  • Reduce snacking and consume a nutritious, balanced diet
  • When playing sports, use a mouthguard to protect their teeth

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