Posted by Bernice Léger on Oct 12, 2017
Membership renewals are being processed and should be in the mail by the end of next week...  including the receipts. 
Membership Renewals Bernice Léger 2017-10-12 03:00:00Z 0
Volunteers at the Ronald MacDonald Room Bernice Léger 2017-04-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marie-Christine Arseneau on Apr 24, 2017
It's national volunteer week and I would like to thank our board members for the great team work!
C'est la semaine de l'action bénévole et j'aimerais dire merci à notre conseil d'administration pour leur travail exceptionnel!
national volunteer week Marie-Christine Arseneau 2017-04-24 03:00:00Z 0
2017 Shcolarship Program with Johnson Bernice Léger 2017-04-24 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Apr 21, 2017
My name is Caitlyn Colquhoun and I am a recent dental graduate from Dalhousie University. I have partnered with Outflow, which is a charity in Saint John that runs an emergency men’s shelter in Saint John. Together, we are working towards building an oral health clinic to provide services to those in need. We purchased dental equipment from the dental assistants school in Saint John that closed. We are now in the process of building the dental clinic in the upstairs portion of the shelter. Next Friday, April 28th from 12 until 1:30, we are hosting an open house to raise awareness to what we are trying to accomplish and for people to see the clinic that is being built. We would love if it dental assistants in the area who were interested in getting involved in this initiative would attend our event, or even just contact Joanne Barry to get more information at 649-2775 or e-mail
Help the Community Smile Bernice Léger 2017-04-21 03:00:00Z 0
2017 AGM Schedule of the day Bernice Leger 2017-04-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Apr 03, 2017
This year's scholarship recipients are Amélie Ringuette of the CCNB Campbellton and Stéphanie Pitre of Oulton College.  Below, in the photo, Amélie Ringuette receiving her scholarship from her teacher, Joanne Haché of the Dental Assisting program at the CCNB-Campbellton.
2017 Scholarship awarded to Amélie Ringuette Bernice Léger 2017-04-03 03:00:00Z 0
2017 NBDAA AGM in Fredericton Bernice Léger 2017-03-22 03:00:00Z 0
2017 NBDAA AGM in Fredericton Bernice Léger 2017-03-20 03:00:00Z 0
2017 CDAA AGM in Gatineau Bernice Léger 2017-03-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Mar 07, 2017

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!!!

2017 Dental Assistants' Recognition Week Bernice Léger 2017-03-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Feb 09, 2017
The winner of the photo contest is Jean-Marie Christensen.  Help us celebrate the Dental Assistants recognition week.  Print the poster and display it where everyone can see it.
DENTAL ASSISTANTS RECOGNITION WEEK Bernice Léger 2017-02-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jean Poirier on Jan 13, 2017
I’m excited to tell you about a contest we at Johnson Insurance are currently running that may be of interest to your members in the Atlantic region.
Right now, when your members call for a free, no-obligation home or auto insurance quote, they can enter for a chance to win a weekend in St. John’s, Newfoundland to attend the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship finals—simply by mentioning CURL17.
Johnson Curling Contest Jean Poirier 2017-01-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Léger on Nov 28, 2016
In reviewing observations of our Radiation Surveyors in this Bulletin, Dan and Mary Hanson, I noted a subtle but important point:  Radiation safety is about both the patient and the dental staff.  Read more...
À la lecture des observations présentées dans ce Bulletin par nos agents de contrôle radiologique, Dan et Mary Hanson, J'ai remarqué un point subtil, mais important:  la radioprotection concerne le patient et le personnel dentaire.  Lire les détails...
Radiation safety / Radioprotection Dan Léger 2016-11-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Biological Product Compliance Program, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch - Health Canada on Nov 27, 2016
(le français suit)

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

Thank you

Biological Product Compliance Program
Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch
Health Canada
Establishments that Transplant Human Cells, Tissues and Organs - Including Transplant surgeons and Dental Professionals Biological Product Compliance Program, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch - Health Canada 2016-11-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Oct 06, 2016
On October 1, 2016, a motion was made to accept volunteer work as continuing education points as follows:
2.     Courses/Seminars/Lectures - Other  (must be of benefit to the participant)
 a)     Professional responsibility or ethical obligations of the participant
          (Volunteer = 1 pt per event) - Maximum of 5 points PER YEAR will be ACCEPTED.
          Must be related to health or dental.
Le 1 octobre, 2016, une motion fut acceptée que le bénévolat sera accepté comme point d'éducation continue tel que suit:
2.  Cours/séminaires/présentations – autres (doit bénéficier le/la participant-e)
 a)     Une responsabilité professionnelle ou obligations éthiques du participant.
         (Bénévole = 1 pt par événement) - Un maximum de 5 points PAR ANNÉE sera ACCEPTÉ.
         Doit être relié à la santé ou dentaire.
VOLUNTEER Bernice Léger 2016-10-06 03:00:00Z 0
Manulife Financial Group Retirement Savings Plan Bernice Léger 2016-08-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Jul 29, 2016
The registered continuing education points for 2015-2016 have been updated.  See downloads.
Continuing Education Points Update Bernice Léger 2016-07-29 03:00:00Z 0
Membership renewal fast approaching Bernice Léger 2016-07-29 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2016
CDAA is pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting will be held in Gatineau, Québec June 10-12, 2016 at the Ramada Plaza, Le Manor Casino Hotel.
The invitation and registration form for the CDAA President’s Dinner and Annual Awards Ceremony, Saturday, June 11th, 2016. Deadline for registration and payment to the CDAA President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony is May 5th, 2016.
Should you like, you may reserve your room at the Ramada Plaza, Le Manor Casino Hotel by quoting our reservation # CGB302. Please note the deadline to book your room at the preferred rate is May 5th, 2016. 
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Posted by Bernice Léger on Mar 15, 2016

In 2016 the Dental Assistants' Association of New Brunswick created two $500 scholarships for a dental assisting student from N.-B. 

Our first recipient is Brianna Parlee (right) student from Oulton college in Moncton accepting her scholarship with Alyssa Eccleston, the Moncton local rep. (left)
A second scholarship has been awarded to Bianka Madore studying Dental Assisting at the CCNB Campbellton presented by the President, Marie-Christine Arseneau (left).
Congratulations to you both.
FIRST AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS Bernice Léger 2016-03-15 03:00:00Z 0
Chiropractics with Dr. Mathieu Hébert Bernice Léger 2016-03-15 03:00:00Z 0
Would you like to become a mentor or are you looking for a mentor?  If yes, please contact the NBDAA office.  For more details, see the brochure.
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2016-02-23 04:00:00Z 0
Semaine de reconnaissance des assistant(e)s dentaires 2016-02-19 04:00:00Z 0
Dental Assistants Recognition Week 2016-02-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Feb 16, 2016
We would like to welcome our two latest provincial board members, Sylvie Fortin-Bourque, the North Shore local representative and Alyssa Eccleston, Moncton local representative.  Welcome aboard!
New Members of Board of Directors Bernice Léger 2016-02-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shiloh Smyth on Jan 21, 2016
Tuesday night we had our monthly meeting at the Rothesay Ave Super Store. Our Guest Speaker was Vanessa Yurchesyn, a Dietitian who works for Loblaw.  She went over lots of very interesting facts about nutrition and what's healthy and what isn't. We were taken on a tour around the store and shown healthier options.
At the end of the tour Vanessa invited us back to do a cooking class, which we will be considering for a meeting in 2017.
She also told us that if anyone is interested in returning for a more one on one nutritional consultation and tour of the store, that it is free and anyone is welcome. Vanessa can be contacted via email or phone. Her information is below for anyone that is interested.
Vanessa Yurchesyn, BSc AHN, RD
Registered Dietitian
T: (506) 650-8027 |
Twitter: @allfoodsfitNB
Another topic discussed at the meeting was "Smiles for Canada"
Smiles 4 Canada is a program run by the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Orthodontics (CFAO) in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO). The program facilitates the orthodontic treatment of deserving young Canadians who would otherwise not be able to afford treatment. Applicants to the program must be under 14 years old. Patients who are accepted for treatment through the program will be treated by a local participating orthodontist. Patients’ families are only required to pay a small administrative fee, generally less than 10% of a complete course of treatment.
** This program was brought to our attention from an orthodontic assistant of this program for underprivileged children. Please pass this along to your Dentist.
Hope to see you all at the next meeting which will be February 3rd, our guest speaker will be Dr. Fitzpatrick and he will be talking to us about Cleft Palate. We are hoping to have the meeting at the Rothesay Ave Super store again. We will send out an email when the location is confirmed.
Shiloh :)
SAINT JOHN MEETING with DIETITIAN Shiloh Smyth 2016-01-21 04:00:00Z 0
I would like to remind all level II dental assistants that license renewals must be received by the New Brunswick Dental Society on or before January 31st
Thank you for your assistance.
Ceci est un rappel que les renouvellements de permis pour les aides-dentaires niveau II sont dues au bureau de la Société dentaire du Nouveau-Brunswick au plus tard le 31 janvier. 
Merci de votre collaboration.
LICENSE RENEWALS WITH NBDS Dan Leger, NBDS Registrar 2015-12-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Dec 03, 2015
To enter the photo contest, visit, click on the Photo Contest tab and submit your photo.  Only entries submitted through this method will be considered valid.
Contestants are limited to entering one photo per day.  The contest closes on February 10, 2016.  No late entries will be accepted.  The contest is open to NBDAA members only.  Photos must represent the profession of dental assisting.
The winners of the contest will be selected from the top 10 with the most likes.  The contest committee will select the top 3 photos and announce the winners on February 13, 2016.  Prizes will be awarded.
No purchase, expenditure or investment is necessary to enter this contest.  The moderators of the contest reserve the right to not accept photos that may be offensive to the public or that demonstrate unsafe practices or unethical.
The winners agree to have NBDAA use the photos in promotional materials such as posters, brochures, newsletters, etc.
PHOTO CONTEST Bernice Léger 2015-12-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 23, 2015
Did you know,  the NBDAA received 2 awards during the CDAA AGM in June 2015.MARION EDWARDS AWARD
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Posted by Bernice on Sep 29, 2015
The Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association in collaboration with the Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Network would like to invite dental assistants to participate in the final stages of the Building Capacity in Dental Assisting Research (BCDAR) project.
The concluding phase of the BCDAR project will consist of several one-on-one semi-structured telephone interviews with practicing dental assistants. The primary goal of these interviews is cultivate upstream knowledge. That is, to look to dental assistants for expertise in this field and contribute to current discussion in occupational health. As such, interview questions will focus on occupational health concerns in dental assisting and allow for significant discussion on behalf of the participants.
To qualify as a research participant candidates must:
  • Be currently practicing as a licensed dental assistant in Canada, in applicable jurisdictions[1]
  • Be willing to participate in one telephone interview of approximately 20 minutes in length
  • Be willing to have their discussion recorded for transcription purposes
If you are interested in participating in a short telephone interview or would like more information regarding this research please respond via e-mail to with the following information:
  1. Province or territory of practice
  2. Number of years as a practicing dental assistant
If you are selected as a research participant you will be contacted via e-mail to coordinate a telephone interview. 
Please note: Participants’ identities will be kept anonymous and data used in a final report will be coded to ensure anonymity
[1] For dental assistants in Ontario, the interviewee must be a Level 1 dental assistant. In the province of Quebec the interviewee must hold a DEP
Call for Research Participants! Bernice 2015-09-29 03:00:00Z 0
You may now register for the 2015 Fredericton Symposium scheduled for October 17th, 2015 at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex.  Registration deadline is October 14, 2015.  Share with your dental team.
2015 Fredericton Symposium Bernice Léger 2015-09-18 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Sep 08, 2015
Yes.  We do accept on-line continuing education points.
On-line Con-Ed points Bernice Léger 2015-09-08 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on Aug 06, 2015
You may enroll in the Group Retirement Savings Plan by filling out the Pension plan Application form and returning it to the NBDAA office.
PENSION PLAN APPLICATION Bernice Léger 2015-08-06 03:00:00Z 0
CDAA has undertaken a research project with CIHR specific to dental assisting.  To begin Phase II of the project, the researcher is launching an online survey.
It has been uploaded to the CDAA website and also to our FB page.  
Please share this information broadly with your colleagues and members!   We need to get as many respondents as possible so please feel free to add the link to your websites and FB pages.
I have also shared the link with my contacts in former OM jurisdictions.
I need your help to get the word out as quickly as possible as the survey is only live for a one-week period:  July 22 – July 30, 2015, as per the researcher’s instructions.
Help CDAA to advance the dental assisting profession through this important research.
Thank you and have a great day!
Stephanie Mullen-Kavanagh
Executive Director - Directrice générale

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Posted by Bernice Leger on Jun 19, 2015

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.

MEMBERSHIP DUES INCREASE Bernice Leger 2015-06-19 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Léger on May 28, 2015
The malpractice insurance will be included in your membership fees as of June 1, 2015 but will only be in effect as of February 1, 2016.  If you wish to purchase the insurance to be covered until February, you may do so with the this insurance form.
Malpractice Insurance Bernice Léger 2015-05-28 03:00:00Z 0
Super 8 in Moncton Bernice Léger 2015-05-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Mar 05, 2015

We are proud to be able to promote the dental assisting profession by helping 2 students with a $500 scholarship each towards a dental assisting program in Canada.  Fill the application form and must be received by January 31.

SCHOLARSHIPS Bernice Leger 2015-03-05 04:00:00Z 0
Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for New Brunswick Bernice Leger 2015-02-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Feb 10, 2015

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, (, to further support the students through this transition.


Staphanie Mullen-Kavanagh, Executive Director, CDAA

No more CDAA online courses Bernice Leger 2015-02-10 04:00:00Z 0
Try Pet Insurance for 8 weeks! Bernice Leger 2015-02-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Aug 07, 2014

Johnson Inc. 2014 Scholarship Program Opened July 1st

Building on our History of Supporting Customers and Communities

For many Canadian students, the jump from high school to post-secondary education signals a thrilling transition into adulthood. Along with the excitement and independence, however, come new responsibilities like paying for tuition, textbooks and basic daily essentials.

At Johnson, we understand the challenges faced by students during their pursuit of higher education, and we are proud to offer scholarships to help them achieve their dreams. Since 1998, Johnson has awarded over 1500 scholarships valued at more than $1 million to support young Canadians coast to coast in pursuing their post-secondary education. This year, we are pleased to offer 50 scholarships worth $1000 each to children and grandchildren of Johnson’s affinity group members and home and auto insurance clients.

Students must have completed high school in 2014 and beginning post-secondary education this fall.

Applications for the Scholarship Program will be accepted as of July 1, 2014. Completed application forms must be submitted by October 15, 2014 and must contain an official school transcript of final year credits.

For more information, or to apply for a Johnson Inc. scholarship, please visit our scholarships page at or call 1.866.544.2673.

Johnson Inc. 2014 Scholarship Program Opened July 1st Bernice Leger 2014-08-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Feb 24, 2014

 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


DARW - March 2 to 8th Bernice Leger 2014-02-24 04:00:00Z 0
Meetings in Moncton are so comfortable Bernice Leger 2014-02-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Aug 06, 2013

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.

Saint John Local is ready Bernice Leger 2013-08-06 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Aug 02, 2013

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.

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