Meet the New Alberta Dental Association (ADA)

As of June 1, 2022 the newly formed Alberta Dental Association (ADA) will perform the duties of a professional association. Members of the public are invited to visit their website. The College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta (CDSA), formerly the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), will continue to act as the regulatory body (or […]

ADA&C Now Operating as the CDSA

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. The ADA&C is now operating under the […]

ADA&C working from home during COVID-19

To do our part to keep Albertans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, ADA&C staff are working remotely until further notice. We are still available via phone and email during normal business hours. Contact us: COVID-19 Info for patients & practitioners:

Consensus Statement: Dental Patients with Total Joint Replacement

The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada have reviewed the current best available evidence on the effectiveness of dental antibiotic prophylaxis in the reduction of orthopedic prosthetic joint infections, in the context of the issue of emerging antimicrobial resistance and the […]

Preventing HPV positive Oropharyngeal cancer

HPV is so common that nearly everyone will get it at some point. The HPV vaccine helps protect against HPV and the cancers it causes. Oropharyngeal cancers — cancers of the throat, tongue, and tonsils — are the most common HPV cancer. Three of the HPV vaccines available in Canada Gardasil®, Gardasil 9® and Cervarix™ […]

Caution recommended with some RECALDENT™ toothpaste

CPP-ACP is derived from casein, a protein found in milk, and is generally recognized as safe (“GRAS”). In early 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the CPP-ACP GRAS notification. CPP-ACP contains no lactose, the carbohydrate in milk that can cause gastrointestinal upset sometimes seen with dairy-based products. Therefore, despite its dairy origin, gastrointestinal […]

CDA Public Statement: Direct-to-Consumer Dental Appliances

Make Informed Decisions Before Purchasing or Using Direct-to-Consumer Dental Appliances There are many new options available for patients to purchase dental appliances directly from suppliers. Although claims of shorter treatment times by “doing-it-yourself” or the convenience of purchasing dental appliances directly online or over-the-counter may seem attractive, you should be informed that using direct-to-consumer dental appliances may […]

Why straightening your teeth without doctor supervision is dangerous.

Over the last several months, I’ve seen a wave of commercials, sponsored Instagram posts, and even brick-and-mortar shops that are trying to sell you on the idea of DIY orthodontics. As someone who really appreciates good marketing, I’ve gotta say that on the one hand I’m very impressed. D2C Companies are really able to create […]