Each year, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recognizes individuals for outstanding service to CDA and for their contribution to the dental profession. Over the years, CDA has recognized exceptional individuals from among the following award categories:

Honorary Membership (Since 1944)

Distinguished Service Award (Since 1976)

Award of Merit (Since 1987)

Oral Health Promotion Award (Since 2000)

Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award (Since 1989)

CDA President's Award (Since 2000)

Medal of Honour (Since 2009)