Welcome back to Political Debrief! Today, I am talking about the recently rolled-out “Canada Dental Care Plan”, which the government says will provide 9 million Canadians with access to dental services. Marika Nadeau, Director General, Engagement and FPT Relations, Oral Health Branch, Health Canada joins me for a chat to talk about the start of the plan how this plan will help young Canadians access dental services.
Quick Note: I sought additional information about how many Canadians aged 0-25 would be eligible for the Dental Plan. Health Canada says they don’t have the breakdown for 0-25. However, 900,000 Canadians aged 0-18 are eligible for the plan in 2024-2025.
Here are some links with additional information if you are interested:
- Learn more about the Canadian Dental Care Plan (Government of Canada)
- Everything we know (so far) about the Canadian Dental Care Plan (TVO)
- Seniors over 87 can apply to join federal dental plan starting next week (CTV News)