The Government of Alberta offers a Dental Assistance for Seniors Program (DASP).

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible to apply for DASP if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are 65 years of age or older
  • You have lived in Alberta for at least three months before applying
  • You are a Canadian citizen or have been admitted into Canada for permanent residency (landed or sponsored immigrant)
  • You and your spouse/partner have not chosen to defer receipt of the Old Age Security pension

A senior’s total income as reported to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) determines eligibility for the Dental Assistance for Seniors Program. For the 2023-24 benefit year (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024), your 2022 income will be used to determine your eligibility. The table below outlines the Total Income guidelines for this program.

Maximum Coverage*

Partial Coverage*

No Coverage

Single Senior

$0 – $31,080

$31,080 – $31,675

Over $31,675

Senior Couple

$0 – $62,160

$62,161 – $63,350

Over $63,350


*Maximum or partial dental benefit coverage means you will be funded the percentage (%) of the fee as listed within the Dental Assistance for Seniors Program Schedule of Procedures and Fees.

Amount of Benefit (Basic Dental/Denture)

The Dental Assistance for Seniors Program provides basic dental coverage up to a maximum of $5,000 every five years. Dental/Denture providers may choose to charge a senior more than what the program covers. If this occurs, then it is the responsibility of the senior to pay the difference.

The most recent information is available online at or by calling the Alberta Support Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.