College of Alberta Dental Assistants


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Leave of Absence


Leave of Absence is available to RDAs who do not intend to perform any professional services which are directly connected to the dental industry in Alberta and/or either require or benefit from a dental assisting background (i.e. dental assisting, dental hygiene, dental administration, health authorities, dental insurance, dental sales, dental labs, dental education, denture labs), for the upcoming membership year. Currently-registered RDAs are eligible to apply for Leave of Absence for the upcoming membership year during the September to October renewal period. This status is eligible for annual renewal for up to three years.

Members on Leave of Absence must reinstate prior to returning to work, in any capacity, in the dental field.

Members on Leave of Absence enjoy all CADA Membership Benefits except recognized professional registration, use of protected titles and initials, eligibility to run for elected Council positions and voting privileges.