St Catharines Family Dental Care is now a CDCP Dentist who is participating in the Canadian Dental Care Plan. Below is a small overview.

■ The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) is a dental benefit for eligible Canadian residents who do not have access to dental insurance and have an adjusted household net income of less than $90,000.

■ The CDCP is managed by Health Canada and administered by Sun Life. Dentists are not involved in deciding who is eligible or what services are covered.

■ The CDCP is for Canadians who do not have dental benefits. It should not replace benefits people already have, such as workplace or private dental plans.

■ The CDCP does not provide free dental care. It is a government dental benefit that covers a part of the cost of your care. You may have to pay the portion of costs that are not covered and, if your household income is above $70,000, the government requires a co-pay of 40 to 60 per cent.

■ Not all treatments and services will be covered. Please visit to learn what the CDCP covers and what it doesn’t.