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 the dental assisting profession furthering the interests of its member organizations and advocating on oral 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 unified federation that is internationally recognized as a progressive dental assisting association.
CDAA believes that in servicing the needs of OMs, the dental assisting profession and the oral health of Canadians is advanced. CDAA serves the OMs with values of:
1. Respect for a federated membership governance model
2. Honesty and integrity
3. Professionalism, respect, and dedication
5. Unity of the profession across Canada
6. Promoting community amongst OMs