ODAA Mission Statement
The ODAA supports dental assistants as respected healthcare professionals through visionary leadership and recognized credentials, fostering a unified sense of pride among its members.
ODAA - Supporting dental assistants in Ontario
The Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) is the certifying body and membership association supporting Ontario dental assistants including:
- chairside assistants
- intra-oral assistants
- practice managers
- treatment coordinators
8,300 Ontario dental assistants take advantage of the ODAA certification program and our exclusive benefits.
Working to make dental assisting a regulated profession in Ontario
With the exception of Ontario, every province in Canada regulates dental assisting. The ODAA is working with the Ontario government to change this.
Regulation will mean:
- Dentists will no longer be allowed to hire people without formal education to do the work of DA's
- The public will be assured that all dental personnel working in their dentist’s office is educated and regulated, giving them a higher level of confidence in the dentist's chair
See Regulation Status for updates.
For more information on what it means to belong to the Ontario Dental Assistants Association, see Join Today or Contact Us.