The Canadian Alliance
of Dental Technology Regulators

is the national federation of dental technology regulators in Canada.

Members of the Alliance work together at a national level on matters which support the regulatory mandate of each provincial jurisdiction to protect the public interest.

Things you need to know

Knowledge-Based Assessment*

  • Friday, June 28, 2024 (KBA Results will be posted within 4-6 weeks)
  • Friday, November 29, 2024 (Registration is now open!  Deadline to apply is November 19th) 

Performance-Based Assessment*

  • October 19 & 20, 2024 (tentative Alberta dates) and October 26 & 27, 2024 (Ontario dates)
  • Locations: NAIT, Edmonton, AB and GBC, Toronto, ON
  • Registration is now open for October 19 and October 26 dates! Deadline to apply is August 30th.

* IMPORTANT: Assessment Dates and Fees are subject to change.

What does the Canadian Alliance of Dental Technology Regulators do?

Advance Best Practices in Dental Technology

CADTR works collaboratively in response to changes in dental technology practice and regulation. We aim to enhance public accountability, develop and promote a national strategy for consistent regulatory practices and create a partnership model of action.

Support Internationally Educated Professionals

We’re the central point of contact for internationally educated professionals who want to become licensed and practice dental technology in Canada. We provide information about coming to Canada, guidance in getting registered with a dental technology regulator (DTR) and tools to help you get started in your home country.

Provide Credentialing and Assessment Services

On behalf of our members, we evaluate the education and qualifications of applicants educated in Canada and abroad in dental technology and other dental health programs. We also set and administer the Dental Technology Entry-to-Practice Assessment (DTETPA) to determine a candidate’s readiness for safe, effective and independent dental technology practice.

Engage Stakeholders

CADTR believes that partnerships are key to advancing its work and focuses effort on strengthening national and international lines of communication with its stakeholders. The alliance networks and shares information with governments, educators, professional associations, national regulator alliances of other professions and stakeholders.

Considering a career in dental technology in Canada? Visit for customized tools, information and resources to help you navigate the registration process and achieve your goals.

Self-Evaluation Tool

Before submitting your credentials to CADTR, use our Profession Specific Credential Evaluation Tool to self-evaluate your transcript, course syllabi and practice experience against the minimum entry level requirements.

Knowledge-Based Assessment (KBA) Practice Tool

Use this tool to prepare for the KBA with practice questions that mimic the content and structure of the actual assessment questions, with study resources to help you along the way.


This interactive calculator helps you determine the costs incurred in becoming a Canadian registered dental technologist/technician. All costs are estimated in Canadian dollars.

Coming to

We’ll guide you in pre-arrival planning, choosing where to live and practice, and navigating your new work environment.

Our ongoing initiatives support our regulators and applicants, safeguarding the future of the dental technology profession in Canada.

Our provincial members serve and protect the public by ensuring that everyone seeking registration to practice dental technology meets standard qualifications in education and professional competencies.

Alberta College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
#304 – 13220 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4W1
Tel: (780) 469-0615
Email: [email protected]

British Columbia BC College of Oral Health Professionals
110 – 1765 8th Ave W
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5C6

Tel: 672-202-0448
Toll free within Canada: 1-888-202-0448

New Brunswick New Brunswick Dental Technicians Association
1725 Lincoln Road
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 8P4
Tel: (506)451-9199
Email: [email protected]

Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Dental Technicians Association
26 Keating Dr.
West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia B0J 1N0
Tel: (902) 440-7131
Email: [email protected]

Ontario College of Dental Technologists of Ontario
Tel: (416) 438-5003
Email: [email protected]

Québec Ordre des technologues en prothèses et appareils dentaires du Québec
1200, McGill College, Suite 1500
Montréal, Québec H3B 4G7
Tel: (514) 447-7593
Email: [email protected]

Saskatchewan Dental Technicians Associations of Saskatchewan
P.O. Box 8035
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4R7
Tel: (306) 966-5365
E-mail: [email protected]