Tooth decay is the most common but preventable, childhood chronic disease both in Canada and around the world. Oral diseases frequently begin in the preschool years which is why it is so important to establish good oral hygiene behaviours in those early years.
The new interim Canada Dental Benefit will be available for children under 12 in families who have an adjusted net income of less than $90,000 and who do not have access to private dental insurance. It will allow eligible families to receive upfront, direct payments per child of up to $ 650 per year, for two years, for oral health services. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be processing the applications and payments for the benefit, and applications will start being accepted starting on December 1, 2022.
With this benefit, which will run until 2024, families can start addressing some of the basic dental care that their young children need while the Government continues to develop a long-term Canadian dental care program.
What types of dental care are covered by the Canada Dental Benefit?
The Canada Dental Benefit can be used for any oral health care including:
- Dental exams
- Teeth cleaning
- Fillings and extractions
Who qualifies for the Canada Dental Benefit?
How to apply for Canada Dental Benefit?
You may visit the Canada Dental Benefit government website or click the link below to download the form.
Canada Dental Benefit