The CDAC structure is comprised of three (3) areas. They are the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Staff, and the Accreditation Review Committees of which there are four.

  1. The CDAC Board of Directors

    The CDAC Board of Directors is comprised of 11 members representing the following constituencies:

    Educational Organizations

    • Dental Hygiene education
    • Dental Assisting education
    • Dental education nominated by the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD)

    Health Facilities and Internships

    • Health Facilities / Internships

    Regulatory authorities

    • Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF)
    • Canadian Dental Assisting Regulatory Authorities (CDARA)
    • Federation of Dental Hygiene Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FDHRC)

    Certification/Examining Agencies

    • National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB)
    • National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB)
    • National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCE) nominated by the FDHRC


    • Public member
  2. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Staff

    CDAC’s operational structure includes:

    • One (1) Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    • One (1) Director of Operations
    • Two (2) Accreditation Specialists
    • Two (2) Accreditation Coordinators
    • One (1) Executive Assistant
  3. CDAC Accreditation Review Committees

    CDAC has four (4) Accreditation Review Committees. These Committees review confidential accreditation survey reports and subsequent progress reports pertaining to its mandate. Each Review Committee makes recommendations on the program's accreditation status to CDAC (see Consideration of Report and Granting of Status).

    The four (4) Accreditation Review Committees are:

    • Dentistry Accreditation Review Committee (DDS/DMD, specialties and qualifying programs)
    • Dental Hygiene Accreditation Review Committee
    • Dental Assisting Accreditation Review Committee
    • Health Facilities and Internships Accreditation Review Committee
      (Health facility dental services and internship/residency education programs)
    • In addition, there are also the following Sub-Committees:

      • Audit Committee
      • Executive Committee
      • Governance and Nominating Committee
      • Standards Committee