Registration with the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
The Health Professions Act (HPA) requires any person, who meets the qualifications for registration defined in the Dental Technologists Profession Regulation (Regulation) and is practicing as a dental technologist or dental technician in Alberta, to be registered with the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta. The scope of practice, for the regulated health profession of dental technology is defined in the HPA as:
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.
There are three pathways for registration as a dental technologist or dental technician in Alberta. Click the buttons below to find out more information about each registration pathway:
- Graduates of Approved Canadian Programs
- Labour Mobility Applicants
- Substantial Equivalence (Internationally Trained) Applicants
Practicing dental technology in the Province of Alberta without being registered with the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta and holding a valid practice permit is a contravention of the Health Professions Act and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
If you have questions regarding the application and registration process, please contact Tara Tremblay, Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-469-0615.