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.
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.
We provide resources to help applicants on their journey to becoming licensed to practice dental technology through registration with a provincial dental technology regulator.
Use the Profession Specific Credential Evaluation tool to self-evaluate your transcript, course syllabi and practice experience against the minimum. Our CADTR Credential Evaluator uses this same tool to assess your academic and practice experience across five program areas, each containing multiple, specific content components or elements.
Assessment (KBA) Pre-Test
The KBA Pre-Test is intended to serve as a study aid for success. Our practice questions are designed to mimic the content and structure of the actual assessment questions: 75 multiple choice, multiple select and image-based questions based on the KBA Master Blue-print. For a realistic assessment experience, aim to complete the Pre-Test within a 90-minute time limit.
Find out the costs involved in all stages of becoming a registered dental technology professional in Canada, including immigration, CADTR credentialing, CADTR competency assessments (DTETPA) and registration with a dental technology regulator.
Immigrating to Canada and launching your new career as a registered dental technology professional takes a lot of thought, time and patience. These resources will guide you in pre-arrival planning, immigration, choosing where to live and practice, and navigating your new work environment.