Registered Continuing Education Points Bernice Leger 2019-02-08 04:00:00Z 0
Canada's Food Guide Bernice Marie Leger 2019-01-28 04:00:00Z 0
2019 Dental Assistants Recognition Week Bernice Leger 2019-01-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Jan 15, 2019
The New Brunswick Dental Society wants to remind the level II dental assistants to renew their license by January 31, 2019.  You may contact them at (506) 452-8575 or via e-mail to:
Also, they have recently moved to:  570 Queen Street, Suite 504 in Fredericton, NB
License renewals Bernice Leger 2019-01-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Dec 11, 2018
NBDAA's local telephone number has changed to (506)876-4662.
New Telephone Number Bernice Leger 2018-12-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Nov 15, 2018
Greetings  Fellow Dental Assistants. Thought I would submit some photos that I took at BOO AT THE ZOO at Moncton Magnetic Hill Zoo in Mid-October/18.
I joined the Dental Assistant  and Dental Hygiene Oulton College students and helped distribute tooth brushes, floss threaders and toothpaste to the children who participated in BOO AT THE ZOO.
Hope you enjoy  and get a little chuckle.
Boo at the Zoo Bernice Leger 2018-11-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by CDAA on Nov 14, 2018
Dear Members,
Harry Cummings and Associates (HCA) is conducting a Healthy and Respectful Workplace Survey on behalf of the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (CDAA) and the New Brunswick Dental Assisting Association NBDAA.
All CDAA members are being invited to participate in the survey. The results will help to inform the development of a vision for a healthy and respectful workplace for CDAA members.
The survey will also assist CDAA in developing resources and materials for members and will support the development of partnerships with other organizations that can contribute to the promotion of healthy and respectful workplaces for CDAA members.
HCA is an independent consulting firm and the information you provide through the survey will remain confidential. The data will be summarized by HCA, and no names or identifying information will be used in any publications or presentations. All information collected will be maintained by HCA in an electronic file on a password protected encrypted device.
HCA adheres to the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and the Canadian Evaluation Society Code of Ethics.
This survey is conducted in compliance with the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association’s (MRIA) Code of Ethics.
We recognize that your time is valuable, and we appreciate your participation. In recognition of your time, people who complete the survey can choose to be entered into a draw for a great prize.
Please note that some of the questions in the survey will address your current and past experience with harassment, bullying, abuse and/or violence in the workplace. The survey will also touch on your experience around issues of management and leadership in the workplace. If any of the questions in the survey make you feel uncomfortable, please feel free to skip the question. We hope that you are able to respond to all or most of the questions as this will strengthen our ability to identify common themes and trends when analyzing the data.
If you feel the need to discuss issues of workplace harassment / bullying / abuse / violence and there are no satisfactory options available at your workplace, we suggest that you reach out to your provincial association, provincial college or the CDAA.
Participation in the survey is completely voluntary, but we hope you see the benefit of participating.
The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.
We would appreciate it if you could complete the survey before December 10, 2018.
When you are ready to complete the survey, please click HERE
Note: If you encounter any problems accessing or completing the online survey please direct your questions to Don Murray, Senior Consultant at HCA:
If you have any questions about the survey in general, please contact:
Stephanie Mullen-Kavanagh, Executive Director - Directrice générale
Canadian Dental Assistants Association/ Association canadienne des assistant(e)s dentaires
613-521-5495 ext. 100 / 1-800-345-5137 
Thank you in advance for your time and input!
CDAA Healthy and Respectful Workplace Survey  CDAA 2018-11-14 04:00:00Z 0
Holland College Foundation announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Bernice Leger 2018-11-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Oct 01, 2018
The Saint John local is searching for a new President, Treasurer and Secretary.  If you are passionate about the dental assisting profession, a leader with a go get it attitude to help organize local meetings, we want to hear from you.
Contact Annette Kierstead or any other members of the board of directors.
Saint John President Bernice Leger 2018-10-01 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Daigle on Aug 26, 2018
Details of the Fall Con-Ed will be with your membership renewals to be mailed on August 27th, 2018.  Stay tuned.
More details to come soon.
Coming This Fall Bernice Daigle 2018-08-26 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Aug 22, 2018
With the new by-law no. 3-2 with NBDS.
If you have not been licensed with NBDS for several years, you only have the remaining of the year 2018 to be compliant and obtain your license again. 
With NBDAA, you will need to provide 12 continuing education points for each year that you were not a regular member.  If you lapsed 7 years, you need to provide 7 years x 12 CE/yr = 84 CE points.
The above option will no longer be available in 2019.  This is your chance to become compliant with the by-law and enjoy a long lasting career as a professional dental assistant.
LAPSE OF PRACTICE - Time is running out Bernice Leger 2018-08-22 03:00:00Z 0
President's Excellence Award: Julien Robichaud our current CDAA representative.  Julien will finish is 2-year term at the end of the month following the CDAA AGM in Gatineau QC.
Thank you Julien for your dedication to our provincial association!!!

This award is presented to an Individual or Local that, in the opinion of the current NBDAA President, is deserving of special recognition for their contribution to the advancement of the Provincial Association and the profession of dental assisting.
President's Excellence Award - Julien Robichaud 2018-06-08 03:00:00Z 0
Group Pension Plan News 2018-06-07 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Apr 12, 2018


 Certified Level II Dental Assistants:

• A fine in the amount of $125 payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society and publication in the NBDS Bulletin for the first offense;

• A fine in the amount of $175 payable to the New Brunswick Dental Society and publication in a newspaper for the second offense;

• The complaint be dealt with by the Discipline Committee for the third offense.

See details

UNLICENSED DENTAL ASSISTANT Bernice Leger 2018-04-12 03:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel P.L. Leger, NBDS Registrar on Apr 09, 2018
A lapse of a license of over 3 years requires a recommendation from the Registrar and approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors prior to having a license re-issued.  The longer you are out of practice, the more stringent reentry into practice will become.
Lapse of a license Daniel P.L. Leger, NBDS Registrar 2018-04-09 03:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 05, 2018

Dental Assistants Recognition Week 2018

Patient focused with passion and purpose!

Don’t forget to recognize Registered Dental Assistants during the first week of March, the 4th to 10th!

March 4-10, 2018, has been designated by the American Dental Assistants Association, along with the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association, as the perfect time to acknowledge and recognize the versatile, multitalented members of your dental team — your Dental Assistants.

Contributing to quality dental care, today’s dental assistants are role models of professional development. Strengthening the entire dental team, they enhance patient satisfaction throughout the world. That’s why staffing your office with Registered or Certified Dental Assistants ensures the level of professionalism and service your patients deserve. They are committed to their profession, making them your essential assistants.

Let’s celebrate dental assisting and the people who practice it during the annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week, from March 4th to 10th, 2018.

A certified or registered dental assistant is educated in infection control protocols, exposing and processing radiographs, providing patient education, assisting the dentist during procedures, independently providing intra oral treatments, performing laboratory tasks and much more. As part of the dental team they are essential to the oral care of Canadians! Recognize your dental assistants during the first week of March.

Posted by Bernice Léger on Mar 05, 2018

One dental assistant from each local will receive a gift in honour of the Dental Assistants Recognition Week from NBDAA.

Cathy Aiken-Covey - Fredericton local; Stéphanie Pitre - Moncton local; Chantalle Racine - Saint John local;

Réjeanne Stewart - North Shore local; Josée Gagnon - USJRV 


​Congratulations and have a terrific week!!!

2018 Dental Assistants' Recognition Week Bernice Léger 2018-03-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernice Leger on Feb 05, 2018
On February 3rd, 2018 at the NBDAA Board of Directors' meeting, we had a discussion with Mr. Dan Léger, Registrar of the NB Dental Society following the refusal of license of a few members.
It was brought to our attention that the NBDS's by-law number 3-2 was passed and came into effect in June 2017.
10.         Any New Brunswick Level II dental assistant who has lapsed their license for more than three years, in addition to good standing, must be approved by the Executive Committee on recommendation of the Registrar’s Office.
As we are facing a possible shortage of dental assistants in New Brunswick, some of you may consider returning to the profession after a few or several years of absence.
If you foresee returning to the workforce as a level II dental assistant in NB, I urge you to apply NOW for your regular membership with NBDAA with 12 continuing education points and also applying for your license with NBDS without delay.
If you have not been licensed in the past three (3) years, please include a brief explanation as to why you have not kept your license active.
Each application will be treated individually on a case-by-case basis.
If you are refused your license, NBDS will refund your payment.  NBDAA will also refund your membership payment upon receipt of a copy of your refusal letter from NBDS.
If you have any questions, please contact NBDS at or (506) 452-8575.
DID YOU KNOW?! Bernice Leger 2018-02-05 04:00:00Z 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
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 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. 
CDAA 2016 AGM in Gatineau, Qc 2016-03-22 03:00:00Z 0
Johnson Insurance 2016-03-21 03:00:00Z 0
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
Marion Edwards Award 2015-10-23 03:00:00Z 0
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

CDAA Survey 2015-07-22 03:00:00Z 0
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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