To legally practise in Manitoba, all registered dental assistants must complete a registration and certification process to become members of MDA. This process involves the following steps:
If you are educated in Canada, you are likely a graduate of an accredited registered dental assisting program. To determine your status, visit the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
Registered dental assistants receive their formal education through academic programs at technical and community colleges. Graduates of these programs usually receive certificates. Although the majority of academic registered dental assisting programs take 9-11 months to complete, some schools offer accelerated training, part-time education programs or training via distance education.
Accredited Programs > Manitoba
The accredited programs in Manitoba are:
Red River College
The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) is responsible for deciding whether or not Canadian registered dental assisting programs meet the standards for accreditation. CDAC has accredited approximately 27 registered dental assisting programs in Canada. For a list of accredited registered dental assisting programs throughout Canada, please visit Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
You must complete and pass this exam to be eligible for registration and certification with the MDA.
Visit Written Exam on the NDAEB website for:
SCHEDULE C - APPROPRIATE CPR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
Programmes recognized by the MDA include those approved by Manitoba Health:
All CPR courses must include a hands on component.
Review the instructional guide and complete forms necessary to complete the registration and licensing process.
The following documents are required to be submitted along with your application form:
Please pay the following fees by using separate cheques as follows:
Cheque 1: Registration Fee
One-time registration fee - $25
Cheque 2: Licensing Fee
Annual licence fee - $240
New graduates in their year of graduation - $120 (for a Provisional Certification)
Please make both cheques payable to Manitoba Dental Association
Mail or hand-deliver your application form, required documents, and cheques to:
Administrator of Registration, Licensing and Corporations
Manitoba Dental Association
202 - 1735 Corydon Ave.
If your application is approved, MDA will mail you:
If your application is not approved, MDA will: