• Ensure regulatory standards by adhering to the Regulatory Bylaws including CDAC accreditation, NDAEB examinations and standardized curriculum.
  • Monitor incorporation and out of province practice ownership relative to RDA practice or employment issues.
  • Encourage oral public health initiatives through collaboration within the dental professions.
  • Expand workplace opportunities including long term care, public health initiatives and expanded function.
  • Monitor labour market supply and demand for dental assistants.
  • Circulate the provincial needle stick policy to every dental office along with related Saskatchewan Health protocol.
  • Continue to encourage dental offices to provide benefit plans to employees.
  • Increase member and employer awareness of the labour laws relative to lunch and physical breaks with the aim of keeping our membership healthy.
  • Registered Dental Assistants must be current with the ‘ Infection Prevention and Control Standards for the Oral Health Facility’ .
  • Ensure safe and ethical practice through licensure and encouragement to report scope of practice infractions.
  • Educate the public about the role and scope of practice within the dental assisting profession.
  • Conduct a comprehensive competency review.
  • Inform employers regarding the current licensure status, salary expectations and benefits of Registered Dental Assistants’.
  • Encourage positive attitudes, professionalism and mutual respect within the workplace and the oral health profession.
  • Provide all dental assistants in Saskatchewan access to educational programs and courses that encourage professional and personal growth that include the development of interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ensure that members are aware of the Health Information Protection Act rules.
  • SDAA is fiscally accountable.
  • SDAA manages through policy governance.
  • SDAA assess council for demographic balance and work towards appropriate succession planning.
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Saskatchewan Dental Assistants’ Association
P.O. Box 294 Kenaston SK S0G 2N0
T 306.252.2769 | F 306.252.2089
E sdaa@sasktel.net