The Canada Dental Benefit

February 23, 2023

Since applications for the Canada Dental Benefit opened in December, we’ve helped 200,000 kids get the dental care they need from coast to coast to coast. The Benefit provides up to $1,300 over two years to families with children under 12 who earn less than $90,000 a year and don’t have private dental insurance. Thousands of kids are now enjoying the health benefits that good oral health care can bring, including brighter smiles and healthier teeth.

The Canada Dental Benefit is the first step in our plan to build a Canada-wide dental care program to make sure everyone who needs dental care can access it. Canadians can still apply for the Canada Dental Benefit through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) either online or by phone at 1-800-715-8836.