Suggested Dental Fee Guide Increases for 2015

It’s that time of year when most provincial and territorial dental associations’ release their annual dental fee guides. Typically, there is an overall increase for dental services provided by general practitioners.

We use the information contained in the dental fee guides to establish reimbursement levels for the dental services your employees receive and to ensure that the fees are representative of what the majority of dentists charge.

The following suggested fee guideline increases have been announced for 2015:

Province Avg. Change Eff. Date
ALBERTA* 3.70% Feb. 1, 2015
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2.00% Feb. 1, 2015
MANITOBA** 2.90% Jan. 1, 2015
NEW BRUNSWICK 2.00% Jan. 1, 2015
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR 1.75% Jan. 1, 2015
NOVA SCOTIA 2.23% Feb. 1, 2015
ONTARIO 1.53% Jan. 1, 2015
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 2.25% Jan. 1, 2015
QUEBEC 2.10% Jan. 1, 2015
SASKATCHEWAN 2.00% Jan. 1, 2015
YUKON Unavailable April. 1, 2015

*The Alberta Dental Association has not published an annual dental fee guide since 1997. As a result, insurers must determine their own reimbursement benchmark for Alberta.

** Northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel) will continue to have a higher differential dental fee of 10% greater than the overall average increase for 2015

For over 20 years, Chris Pryce of Human Capital Benefits has been advising employers on all aspects of managing employee benefits programs and related products. If you have any questions, you can contact Chris at 416.924.8280 or by email at