2018 increases to dental fee guides announced
It’s a new year and that means an update to the provincial dental fee guides. These guides are a reference of suggested fees for dental services, updated annually by each province’s dental association and used to help set rates for both dental practitioners and employer-sponsored benefits plans.
While these guides offer suggested rates, it’s important to note that there is no set rule that dentists and benefits plans must follow them; rather, the fee guides are meant to provide a helpful guideline.
The provinces have each released their suggested guide rates for 2018.
Here are the average increases for each province:
Alberta – TBD%
British Columbia – 3.46%
Manitoba – 2.63%
New Brunswick – 2%
Newfoundland and Labrador – 3%
Nova Scotia – 1.81%
Ontario – 1.86%
Prince Edward Island – 1.89%
Quebec – 2.50%
Saskatchewan – TBD%
Note that rates have not yet been published for the territories.