Educational Opportunities


Registration for the International Implant Symposium is available on our website here: well as directly via the links within the email below.

We have secured a room block at the Banff Center hotel at an exceptionally low peak-season rate of $210/night (+ taxes/services charges), and made this fantastic rate available for 3 days prior to and post the conference dates! Accommodations in other hotels for that period are almost double the rate. Rooms are limited and are based on first come- first served (available till June 22) so do not delay in securing your accommodation! Reservations at this hotel also allow residents complementary access to their facilities, and select events, shows and concerts that may be ongoing at that time. 

Book your hotel room here:  for extended stays call the Banff Centre toll free at + 1 (800) 884-7574 (Canada & U.S.A) please use booking-ID DIP1807 as a reference.

College of Dental Technologists


In addition to the IPC Course developed for Dental Technologists and Technicians, a Client Care Course has developed to allow Members to complete all of the educational requirements in order to obtain Restricted Activities Authorization.  As a reminder, Members must apply to the College for Restricted Activities Authorization upon successful completion of the educational requirements.

An IPC course must be completed as a pre-requisite to the Client Care Course. All Members are encouraged to enroll in both the IPC and Client Care courses. Please contact CDI for further information or to register.

Client Care Course Brochure

Client Care Course Registration

IPC Course Brochure

IPC Course Registration


College of Dental Technologists of Alberta



The CDTA is pleased to announce a new IPC course that has been developed specifically for Dental Technologists and Technicians.

It is well understood that in the Dental Laboratory environment, it is imperative that members protect themselves, fellow workers, and the public from bacteria and disease-carrying microbes. All members of the Dental Laboratory team are therefore encouraged to enroll in the attached IPC course

Please, direct general inquiries regarding registration information to CDI College. Contact information for CDI college can be found in the attachments below.

IPC Course Brochure

IPC Registration Form

Pacific Dental Conference

March 8-10, 2018

You can download the form here.


Blood and Body Fluid Exposure FREE Online Modules


As mandated by the health Professions Act, all Regulated members must participate in Continuing Competence Activities. A number of members have questions with regard to what qualifies as a Continuing Competency Activity and how to access both Courses and Seminars. What qualifies as a Continuing Competence Activity?

Please review section 16 of the Dental technologist Profession Regulation: Program credits may be obtained through the following continuing Competence activities if approved by the Council: 

(a) attendance at a dental related scientific or clinical course designed to enhance the professional development of regulated members;

(b) presentation of a continuing competence activity to a dental group;

(c) attendance at a study club;

(d) successful completion of an examination set by the College or an examination from another dental organization recognized by the Council;

(e) participation, preparation or presentation of a research paper or abstract at an approved educational function;

(f) publication of a research paper in a peer-refereed journal;

(g) attendance at formally organized sessions or activities sponsored or approved by the Council concerning functions of the Council, such as professional development, code of ethics or standards of practice;

(h) attendance at formally organized sessions concerning issues relevant to the practice of dental technology;

(i) research and innovation that extends beyond the technologist’s or technician’s current practice;

(j) self-directed study;

(k) successful completion of a challenge examination approved by the Council;

(l) other activities approved by the Council.

Further, the College has compiled a list of links that offer a wide range of educational opportunities ranging from webinars to Courses to events that may be of interest to you: (Online webinar, GC) (3M e-learning link) (implant related courses) (Vident)

*- By no means is list exhaustive and the College does not endorse any of the above listed links. It is meant to only serve as a resource for members. Members are advised to investigate other educational opportunities on their own; specific to their own chosen competency and that may be of value to enhance one’s skill and knowledge. All Regulated members of the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta are required to complete Continuing Education Programming. It is the responsibility of the member to update their online Continuing Competency profile with the information, as well as supply the College with proof of your participation in Continuing Education Programming should it be requested. The College offers information about upcoming Continuing Education opportunities as it is provided. The College accepts no responsibility should the information provided be incorrect. Should you require additional information about any program, please contact the provider directly.