The Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (CDAA) is the national voice for dental assistants, supporting its Organizational Members by placing itself at the forefront of issues such as labour mobility, occupational analysis and workplace health and safety. The CDAA advances the profession of dental assisting by maintaining its involvement in these programs and remaining accessible to its Organizational Members, by offering information to dental assistants.
The CDAA supports formal education for dental assistants, dental assisting program accreditation through the Commission of Dental Accreditation in Canada (CDAC) and national certification through the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB).
The CDAA maintains relationships with other oral health care associations, agencies involved in the support of oral health care practitioners and government agencies.
The Mission of the CDAA
CDAA’s mission is to provide national leadership for dental assisting profession furthering the interests of its Organizational Members and advocating from a dental assisting perspective on oral health issues having national impact.
CDAA helps to advance the profession and advocate for Dental Assistants through our three core values:
1. Advocacy and Policy Influence
2. Knowledge and Research, and
3. Capacity Building for our Member Organizations.
The CDAA’s Vision
The CDAA is a collaborative, unified federation recognized as a national leader for dental assisting profession.
CDAA helps to advance awareness of the role dental assistants in patient care and advocate for dental assistants through our three core values:
- Advocacy and Policy Influence
- Knowledge and Research, and
- Capacity Building for our Organizational Members.