Community Dental Partners Program

The Community Dental Partners Program provides access to community-based general anesthesia (GA) clinics for individuals who require dental treatment under GA, including children and adults with disabilities.  Patients must meet certain health and age criteria.  For example, the clinics may not accept people who have complex medical conditions or who are age 60 or above, and will refer those patients for treatment in hospital. 

The CDPP is run by BC Children's Hospital dental clinic on behalf of the Provincial Health Services Authority, which funds the anesthesia.  The patient's dentist works with the private GA clinics to seek approval for treatment of their patient under the CDPP.  The dentist then attends the GA clinic with their patient at the scheduled time and provides the dental treatment while the patient is anesthetized. 

The CDPP renews annually or more frequently, and was last renewed in January 2018.  The President of BCCH advised that the following dental clinics have contracts to provide anesthesia under the CDPP: 

1.            Dr. Brian Chanpong Inc.,

                806–750 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1H8

                P: 604-872-5977 F: 604-873-5900


2.            Dr. Raymond Kahwaji Inc.,

                502–4980 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4K7

                P: 604-430-4920 F: 433-4981


3.            Langley Surgical Centre Inc.,

               203–22112 – 52nd Ave, Langley, BC, V2Y 2M6

                P: 604-534-0800 F: 604-534-0844 


4.            South Fraser Surgical Centre Inc.,

               401-2031 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 3N5

               P: 604-854-1558 F: 604-854-1559

You can contact these clinics for more information, or your dentist can contact the CDPP at the following number:  Phone: 604-875-2345 ext. 211

Note that dentists must send a referral to the CDPP for access under the program. 

The struggle to find dentists who are able and willing to treat disabled peoples' teeth

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