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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.
Considering a career in dental technology in Canada? Visit cadtr-acortd.com/osat for customized tools, information and resources to help you navigate the registration process and achieve your goals.
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.
We’ll guide you in pre-arrival planning, choosing where to live and practice, and navigating your new work environment.