Announcements

 


2019 Annual Report

Click here to view the 2019 Annual Report

 

2019 Audited Financial Statements

Click here to view the 2019 Audited Financial Statements

 

Hearing Tribunal Decision

A Hearing Tribunal for the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta took place on April 26th, 2020 to review allegations of unprofessional conduct against Registered Dental Technologist (RDT), Mr. Rogelio Redoble.

Click here for more information


On April 30, 2020, Alberta Health announced that as part of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, all regulated health professionals may return to safe practice subject to guidelines approved by their respective regulatory colleges.

Effective May 14, 2020, Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians are permitted to return to full provision of services subject to these MANDATORY guidelines. Failing to adhere to these guidelines may be considered professional misconduct and may result in disciplinary action under the Health Professions Act. 

Some oral health facilities may be required to remain closed due to shortages of Personal Protective Equipment or recent facility requirement changes.

These guidelines are subject to change, and will be updated, as more information regarding COVID-19 becomes available. Click here for the return-to-work guidelines. 

 

Questions?

Contact the College office:

Email: tara@cdta.ca

Phone: 780-469-0615

 


At a meeting of Council held on April 30th, 2020, the officers of the College Council were appointed as follows:

Name

Nominee Type

Gary Wakelam President

Tara Singleton

Vice-President

Pam Rehm

Treasurer

Jason Lohr

Council Member

Youssef (Joe) Sleiman

Council Member 

Linda Seymour

Council Member

 

Beginning on Monday, May 4th, 2020 dentists in Alberta will be able to provide urgent dental care in addition to emergent care. Dentists and Dental Technologists/Technicians must follow the ADA & C Guidelines on Emergency and Urgent Treatment. When returning to work, both you and your employer must also take reasonable steps to protect health and safety under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Dental Technologists and Technicians can provide services to dentists with strict adherence to the ADA & C Guidelines on Emergency and Urgent Treatment. Updated guidelines including, urgent care guidelines, will be circulated once available from the ADA & C.

Dental Technologists and Technicians can also continue to provide support to Denturists in the provision of essential services by following the College of Alberta Denturists Guidelines to Essential Services.
 
At this time, Dental Technologists and Technicians, including those with Restricted Activities Authorization must not have direct patient contact.

We continue to work with the other Alberta oral health regulators to develop informative and safe return to work guidelines for when the Alberta Relaunch Strategy permits the provision of non-urgent dental services. “Return-to-work” guidelines will be circulated as soon as possible.


Practice Restrictions in Lloydminister

Yesterday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that regulated health professionals
may return to practice following receipt of approved practice guidelines that will be provided
by their Colleges. This announcement proves to be a challenge within the City of
Lloydminster.

Due to agreements in place between Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Public Health Act of
Saskatchewan has authority within the City of Lloydminster. In addition, regulated health
professionals practicing on the Alberta side of Lloydminster are governed by Alberta’s Health
Professions Act and are obligated adhere to the Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and
any other directions issued by their Alberta regulatory body.

In summary, Lloydminster-based regulated health professionals, whether in Alberta or
Saskatchewan, are required to follow the Saskatchewan Public Health Act and Public
Health Orders issued by Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Saqib Shahab.

As a result, only the provision of non-essential services is permitted at this time. When the
City of Lloydminster announces that its citizens are able to resume practice, those regulated
healthcare practitioners, practicing in Alberta, are mandated to follow the direction and
guidance of their Alberta regulatory body as prescribed by the Health Professions Act.

While this situation is understandably frustrating, public health and safety must take priority.
All regulated health professionals are expected to review this information and to adopt
practices to ensure the expectations outlined are met.


 


COLLEGE OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS OF ALBERTA

NOMINATION AND ELECTION COMMITTEE REPORT

APRIL 3, 2020

 

Chief Electoral Officer – Jeff VanDamme

Committee Member- Lisa Basler

Committee Member – Stephanie Bruni-Bossio

Committee Member- Nycole Yacey

Notice of Election

A Notice of Election was circulated to Regulated Members of the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta (CDTA) on February 21st, 2020.  The Notice of Election was also posted on the CDTA website. Accompanying the Notice of Election was a call for Nominations, Nomination Form and request for Nominees to provide documentation in support of their Nomination.  A deadline of March 13, 2020 was set for Nominations to be submitted.

Nomination Review and Approval

The Nomination and Election Committee met via tele-meeting on March 19th, 2020 to review the nominations.  In total six (6) nominations were received and reviewed.  All six (6) nominations were found to be complete and valid and were approved by the Committee.

Appointment of Council

In accordance with CDTA Bylaws, at its meeting held on March 19th, 2020, the Nomination and Election Committee passed a motion appointing the six (6) Nominees to Council.

Council is appointed as follows:

Name

Nominee Type

Jason Lohr

Employer RDT/DT

Pam Rehm

Non-Employer RDT/DT

Linda Seymour

Non-Employer RDT/DT

Tara Singleton

Non-Employer RDT/DT

Yousef (Joe) Sleiman

Non-Employer RDT/DT

Gary Wakelam

Employer RDT/DT

 

Jeff Van Damme, Chief Electoral Officer

College of Dental Technologists of Alberta

You can access Councillor Bios here


 

2020 Annual General Meeting - CANCELLED

After careful consideration, given the extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, the CDTA Council has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual General Meeting.  All documents typically presented at the Annual General Meeting, including the 2019 audited financial statements will be prepared and circulated to Members via email for review.

The last meeting of the current Council will be held on April 30th.  Immediately following the meeting on April 30th, powers and duties of Council will transition immediately to the newly appointed Council.


2020 Practical Examinations Cancelled

To ensure the health and safety of exam candidates and College staff, as a result of the current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Practical Exams scheduled for April 14, 15, 16, 16, 2020, are cancelled until further notice.

The CDTA will continue to monitor the situation and exams will be rescheduled at a later date.


Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic can have a significant impact on Albertans' mental health.

Resources are available if you need a little extra support, advice on handling stressful situations, or ways to talk to children.

Family violence

If you or someone you know is at risk of family violence, help is available.

 

 


 

 

Government Assistance

For those whose employment is affected the Government is offering the following Covid-19 employment and social development information:


CDTA Operations

Although the CDTA will continue to operate, staff will not be working in the office and all in-person meetings and activities of the College are suspended until further notice.

The Registrar/Executive Director will have access to email and voice messages during this period and will respond to urgent calls and emails as quickly as possible. Access to the office is restricted until further notice.

If you have further questions for the College, please contact us either by phone or email. We are experiencing a high call volume and appreciate your patience during this time. 

These measures are in place until further notice and the CDTA is monitoring the situation closely. The situation is rapidly changing and updates will be available on the website as information becomes available. We encourage you to check our announcements page to keep yourself informed https://cdta.ca/announcements

Any urgent information will be shared via email.


 

February 21, 2020- MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION

BACKGROUND:

On April 1, 2019, Bill 21 “An Act to Protect Patients”, came into force in Alberta. As a requirement of Bill 21, all Regulated health care professionals are required to complete mandatory Education.

In collaboration with the AFRHP, Educational resources were developped to meet the requirements of Bill 21.

MANDATORY EDUCATION:

 “Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct” 

This course is a 1-hour course, consisting of three modules, designed for Regulated healthcare professionals

1. An Introduction to An Act to Protect Patients

2. Preventing Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct

3. When Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Has Occurred

http://afrhp.org/bill21-protecting-patients/

There is NO tracking available for this course. The course does not allow users to close and return to the course.  Please allow sufficient time to fully complete the course. 

Upon completion, Members will be required to print a personalized certificate. (IMPORTANT: Pop-ups must be enabled in your browser in order to print the certificate. Once you have closed your browser, you cannot return to print the certificate)

This course must be completed by all regulated members prior to August 1st, 2020.  Proof of completion must be uploaded into the Member Management system for verification:

            Step 1: log on to www.cdta.ca

            Step 2: In the top righthand corner of the screen click on Hello DT _ _ _ _

            Step 3: Click on “My CDTA CE Documents”

            Step 4: Upload CE certificate, SAVE

This training is required under Provincial Legislation and therefore,  Regulated Members who have not completed the course prior to August 1st, 2020, will not be eligible to renew their Practice Permits for the 2021 registration year.

 


 

January 20th, 2020 - Notice of Election

An election of Council will take place on April 17, 2020. In accordance with CDTA Bylaw 5.2.7, the election will be conducted by use of electronic ballot through the member management system at http://www.cdta.ca. Ballots must be cast prior to Thursday April 17th, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Election results will be announced and ratified at the 2020 Spring Annual General Meeting.

The Nomination Package is available here:

Nomination Package

Completed nominations should be submitted to the College via email to members membersinfo@cdta.ca, prior to 4 pm on March 13th, 2020.

 


 

November 26, 2019

The Bylaws of the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta have been amended by Council effective November 21, 2019.   You can access the Bylaws at:

https://cdta.ca/cdta-documents