The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) is responsible for accrediting dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting education programs in Canada. For the purpose of certification and licensure in Canada, the following programs are considered accredited in Canada:
a) Programs that are accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) are considered accredited.
In addition, the following general dentistry programs are also considered accredited:
b) Effective March 30, 2010, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Australian Dental Council (ADC).
c) Effective December 15, 2011, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ).
d) Effective December 5, 2012, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Irish Dental Council.