The College of Alberta Dental Assistants (CADA) is the health regulatory body for the profession of dental assisting in the province of Alberta. Under the Health Professions Act, CADA's primary mandate is protection of the public. This is achieved through the enforcement of standards for registration including examination, continuing competence and dental assisting program approval. A Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Registered Dental Assistants are also enforced.
CADA ensures that members are essential providers of high quality oral health care.