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.
- Mental health and coping with COVID-19 (CDC)
- Talking with children about COVID-19 (CDC)
- Help in Tough Times (AHS)
If you or someone you know is at risk of family violence, help is available.
- Call our 24-hour Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in over 170 languages.
- Find information on shelter and financial supports
- Learn how to recognize and prevent family violence
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.
Contact the College office:
For those whose employment is affected the Government is offering the following Covid-19 employment and social development information:
- COVID-19 Employment and Social Development Canada, including Employment Insurance and Employee Rights
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses, including Income Support, Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit
- Employment Insurance, including regular and sickness benefits
- COVID-19 Support for Employers and Employees
- Alberta Health Service’s Help in Tough Times resource
This information can help you navigate COVID-19 and learn about what the Government is doing to help Canadians facing unemployment and financial hardship.
The information in this update is intended as general information only and Registrants should contact the appropriate Government agencies for the most accurate and up to date information.
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.