The E.D.A.A. is a professional organization which provides its members with opportunities to gather, socialize and discuss
matters of importance to the Dental Assisting profession. The association is committed to providing its members with a variety
of continuing education opportunities, membership services (ie. Employment Registry), awards programs, social activities and
opportunities for service and community outreach.
The Edmonton Dental Assistants Association was established in 1957 as the Edmonton Dental Nurses and Assistants Association.
The goal of the association at that time was to provide area dental assistants with the opportunity to meet with their colleagues,
to learn and to socialize.
Over the years the E.D.A.A. has developed into the largest local dental assistants
association in the province with over 1900 members. The Board of Directors of the E.D.A.A. are a dedicated group of volunteers
elected and appointed from within our membership to provide the members of our association with numerous educational opportunities
and social events throughout the year. Members have the opportunity to contribute to the progress of the E.D.A.A. and participate
in the decision making process through participation in discussions, presentation of motions and elections at General meetings
and at the Annual meeting.
Participation opportunities include:
Welcome Back Pizza Night, Dental Health
Month, February Seminar, Theme Speakers Seminar, Dental Assistants Recognition Week Social and Awards Banquet, Charitable
work, Committees, Annual Wine & Cheese Social.
The E.D.A.A. will continue to provide our members with information
on current developments and future trends in the Dental Assisting profession. We are committed to promoting the recognition
of Dental Assistants as trained professionals and as vital integral members of the dental health team. As our membership grows,
so does our opportunity to influence and shape the future of Dental Assisting on all levels.
Serving our members;
our commitment to optimal dental health care for our patients; striving for excellence and pride in our profession....OUR
FUTURE IS BRIGHT!
Intensive training programs prepare students for the varied roles they will be required to undertake when they are employed
in the dental field. Day programs are approximately 8-20 months long and are offered at private and public colleges in Alberta.
Employment opportunities in the field of Dental Assisting include general practice dental offices, specialty
dental practices, dental clinics, hospitals, public health, educational institutions and the armed forces. Dental Assistants
may be employed as Dental Business Administrators, Receptionists, Registered Intra-Oral Assistants, Chairside Assistants,
Instructors or Sales Representatives..