The College of Dental Technologists of Alberta (CDTA) regulates and governs the activities of Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians in the Province of Alberta. In accordance with the Health Professions Act, the CDTA's mandate is to protect and serve the public interest while:
- promoting professionalism
- setting standards for member registration, education and training
- setting standards of practice and guidelines for member conduct and practice
- addressing complaints or concerns about member conduct
The activities of the CDTA are governed by the Dental Technologists Profession Regulation. In accordance with this Regulation, a registered Dental Technologist may use the initials R.D.T. and a Dental Technician may use the initials D.T. It is illegal for anyone else to use these titles and/or initials.
The Role of Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians
Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians:
In their practice, dental technologists do one or more of the following:
(a) fabricate, duplicate, alter and repair prosthetic and orthodontic devices,
(b) fit those devices when fitting is incidental to the fabrication, duplication, alteration or repair,
(b.1) teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of dental technology, and
c) provide restricted activities authorized by the regulations.