One dental assistant from each local will receive a gift in honour of the Dental Assistants Recognition Week from NBDAA.
Amy Dixon - Fredericton local; Kathy McDonald - Moncton local; Tara Black - Saint John local;
Alexandra Raymond - North Shore local; Emily McLaughlin - USJRV
From the Moncton local:
Danika Allain, Lynn Cormier, Parise Desroches, Jessica Guptill, Lisa Cormier
From the Fredericton local:
Congratulations and have a terrific week!!!
Health Canada is pleased to provide you with the Establishments that Transplant Human Cells, Tissues and Organs – Including Transplant surgeons and Dental Professionals – Frequently Asked Question. The goal of this compliance promotion document is to emphasize the pertinent sections of the Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation Regulations (CTO regulations) that are applicable to transplant establishments. We would highly encourage you to share this document with your members, as applicable, in order to increase their awareness of their responsibilities under the CTO Regulations. Please do not hesitate to distribute this document further.
(See attached file: FAQ_Transplantation_CTO_EN_2016.pdf)
For your information, please find attached the list of stakeholders that will have received this email:
(See attached file: Dental_and_Surgical_List_Facilities.pdf)
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Biological Product Compliance Program at BPCP_PCPB@hc-sc.gc.ca.
Biological Product Compliance Program
Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch
In 2016 the Dental Assistants' Association of New Brunswick created two $500 scholarships for a dental assisting student from N.-B.
- Be currently practicing as a licensed dental assistant in Canada, in applicable jurisdictions
- Be willing to participate in one telephone interview of approximately 20 minutes in length
- Be willing to have their discussion recorded for transcription purposes
- Province or territory of practice
- Number of years as a practicing dental assistant
Find the document on Infection Control Guidelines at the following link http://www.nbcdh.ca/userfiles/file/NB%20Dental%20Infection%20&%20Prevention%20Guide%20FINAL1(1).pdf
As part of the consultations undertaken, CDAA heard that it needs to move concretely towards a federated model and away from a member-focused model. To that end, CDAA has undertaken a down-tooling of its continuing education program to better reflect its newly-focused direction, while continuing to pursue opportunities to recognize the profession from a national perspective.
The CDAA Continuing Education program will be taken offline and no longer offered as of April 1, 2015, this means that no CDAA online courses will be available to dental assistants beyond March 31, 2015 and all previously paid/registered courses must be completed and certificates issued/printed no later than March 31, 2015.
We understand that this change may cause apprehension for members who use our continuing education services. We will be pleased to address any concerns/questions you may have and ask that they contact the CDAA office, toll-free at 1-800-345-5137, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Over the coming weeks, CDAA will also post a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website, (www.cdaa.ca), to further support the students through this transition.
Staphanie Mullen-Kavanagh, Executive Director, CDAA
Yes, the time has come! As of June 1, 2015 - The membership fee will increase from $100 to $135 per year. This increase will include the malpractice insurance for ALL regular members.
One dental assistant from each local will receive a gift in honour of the Dental Assistants Recognition Week.
Come visit the website each day to find out who are the lucky recipients.
Shelly Maston - Fredericton local
Jean-Marie Christensen - Moncton local
Bobbi-Jo Hopey - Saint John local
The Moncton local is also awarding gifts:
Monday - Annelle Gallant; Tuesday - Denis Bouchard
We just wanted to touch base and let you in on some of our plans for the fall. All of us are really excited to get started and hopefully see our attendance and attitudes improve! We have decided (with the exception of a couple of months) our meetings will be the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30.
We are very pleased that the Dental Assistants College of Saint John has agreed to provide the venue for our meetings. The list of tentative dates for our meetings is posted under events. We will have a guest speaker at 4 of the meetings.
The file for the continuing education points has been updated on August 2, 2013. Those are the points provided to NBDAA and if you have more points, you will need to provide proof along with your membership renewal which will be mailed on August 23, 2013.
For new graduates requiring a regular membership to obtain a license, please use the "Membership application" under download. Don't forget to enclose a copy of your dental assisting diploma, National Certificate and CPE if applicable.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.