Canadian Dental Association

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Full name Canadian Dental Association
Association dentaire canadienne
Founded 1902
Members 18,000
Office location Ottawa, Ontario
Country Canada

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA), known as the Association dentaire canadienne in French, was founded in 1902. It is a non-profit professional association representing Canada's 18,000 dentists. Headquartered in Canada's capital city Ottawa, the CDA serves its members and the public by managing key oral health issues on their behalf and by coordinating dental health awareness programs across the nation.

CDA is actively involved with lobbying and advocacy initiatives and uses its leadership role to communicate to the public and the government the profession's concerns regarding managed dental care.

CDA Seal of Recognition[edit]

CDA Seal of Recognition

The CDA Seal of Recognition is a symbol of products that are of benefit to the oral health of consumers. The seal is designed to help the public and dental professionals make informed choices. It is based on the dental symbol, the Rod of Asclepius surrounded by an interlocking circle and triangle.


Some examples of the CDA's achievements include:

  • The widespread fluoridation of municipal water supplies Canadians enjoy today
  • Successful lobbying of the federal government on taxation issues surrounding the taxation of dental benefits plans
  • Ongoing work with Canadian employers and other stakeholders[who?] to preserve the integrity of Canada's unique oral health care delivery system

CDA Corporate Membership[edit]

The Canadian Dental Association is a nationwide professional organization, representing Canadian dentists through its corporate members, who are currently:

  • Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Alberta Dental Association and College
  • College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba Dental Association
  • Ontario Dental Association
  • New Brunswick Dental Society
  • Nova Scotia Dental Association
  • Dental Association of Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Dental Association

Corporate members are provincial or territorial dental organizations that pay a corporate membership fee in order to represent their members' interests on a national basis.


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