The Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators (CADTR) is excited to announce that the Knowledge Based Assessment portion, of the Dental Technology Entry-to-Practice Assessment (DTETPA), has been scheduled on Thursday December 8, 2022.
You can find more information and register here:
The online renewal system is now open for the 2023 registration year.
The renewal deadline is 11:59 pm on October 31, 2022. After October 31, additional fees apply.
How are annual practice permit fees set?
The CDTA Council establishes fees to match the annual operating budget required for the College to meet its regulatory mandate under the Health Professions Act. In recent years, the College has been able to reduce annual operating costs. These reduced costs are reflected in the practice permit fees for the 2023 registration year.
It is important to note that practice permit fees are subject to change annually and are dependent upon the annual operating budget for the CDTA. Fees may be increased or decreased for the 2024 registration year.
You can access the full 2023 fee schedule here.
Where can I get my practice permit?
Beginning for the 2023 registration year, printed practice permits and receipts will not be mailed. Once you have completed your renewal, you can download a practice permit through your member portal. Receipts are provided by email once your renewal has been successfully completed.
Instructions: click here
September 21, 2022
NEW – Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidelines
In early 2020, the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta, College of Alberta Denturists, College of Alberta Dental Assistants, and the College of Registered Dental Hygienists undertook a project to collaborate on the development of common Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines. These common Guidelines support the professions by providing a consistent standard for oral health care professionals in Alberta.
The Guidelines support dental technologists and dental technicians by:
- identifying principles
- giving instructions
- offering information and direction
- providing a framework for decision making
Get the Guidelines here: https://cdta.ca/sites/default/files/IPC_resource_final.pdf
In November 2021, as a part of the consultation process, an earlier draft of these Guidelines was shared with you. Regulated members were encouraged to provide feedback at that time. The development process included an IPC subject matter experts and collecting feedback from regulated members of all the participating colleges to ensure that the guidelines fulfilled the colleges' mandate of protecting the public.
Following the New Guidelines
The new IPC Guidelines go into effect today, June 1, 2022. You are expected to read, understand and to begin taking the necessary steps to implement and adhere to the Guidelines.
Each regulated member is responsible to familiarize themselves with the Guidelines and ensure that the IPC program in their workplace complies with the Guidelines following the implementation schedule.
Dental Technologists and Dental Technicians are responsible to know and understand all sections of the document and implement all requirements that apply to their individual practice and practice setting regardless of employment status.
Understanding the New Guidelines
The Colleges created the Guidelines based on the best evidence and the most current data. As such, the IPC Guidelines are dynamic and intended to reflect current best practices. It is required that you follow the Guidelines, and that you adjust current workplace IPC practices if you find that your current practice does not meet or exceed the Guidelines.
To ensure that you understand the new Guidelines, you are encouraged to:
1) read them thoroughly more than once
2) print them off and keep a copy in your practice
3) discuss the new guidelines with your colleagues
4) compare the new guidelines to your office's existing policies and procedures and
5) use them to develop updated policies and procedures, if necessary
Contact the College office:
June 1, 2022