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.

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.

We provide resources to help applicants on their journey to becoming licensed to practice dental technology through registration with a provincial dental technology regulator.

Self-Evaluation Tool

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.

Practice Knowledge-Based
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.

Coming to

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.

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) 469-0430
Email: [email protected]

British Columbia College of Dental Technicians of British Columbia
900-200 Granville Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1S4
Tel: (604) 742-6561 (1-855-742-6561)
Email: [email protected]

New Brunswick New Brunswick Dental Technicians Association
PO Box 20036
Brunswick Square
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 5B2
Tel: (506) 633-8812
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
305 Milner Avenue, Suite 904
Scarborough, Ontario M1B 3V4
Tel: (416) 438-5003
Email: [email protected]

Québec Ordre des technologues en prothèses et appareils dentaires du Québec
500, Sherbrooke Street, O. Bureau 900
Montréal, Québec H3A 3C6
Tel: (514) 282-3837
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]