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In December 2020, the Government of Alberta passed Bill 46, The Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 2). This bill provides for significant amendments to the Health Professions Act including the mandatory requirement for health professional regulatory colleges to cease and divest of professional association functions and activities.

Legislation requires the ADA&C to cease and divest of professional association functions. This means no longer delivering activities that focus on promoting or advocating for the dental profession. The ADA&C will move forward operating as the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta (CDSA).

Learn more about the divestment of Association and College functions

About Us

The College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta (CDSA) registers dentists and ensures that the dental health of Albertans is advanced through safe, available, quality and ethical dental services.

Our Mission

To lead the profession via governance in a manner that protects and serves public interest.

Our Vision

To provide excellence in regulation while upholding the public interest and setting professional standards.

Our Core Values

Integrity       Respect       Compassion       Fairness       Transparency

Our Goals

  • Quality health services for Albertans that ensures safe, appropriate, and ethical health care in-line with CDSA’s core values.
  • Further the trusted relationship between the profession and the public, as well as other stakeholders.


We acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.