Yes, you should advise the College of your new practice location or any changes to your practice address by contacting the Registration department in writing or updating your member profile on the College’s Member Resource Centre.
To incorporate your professional practice, you must apply for and obtain a Health Profession Corporation (HPC) Certificate of Authorization issued by the College. Read more about the HPC application process and requirements.
Before installing X-ray equipment, you must submit plan drawings to the X-ray Inspection Service of the Ministry of Health Ministry and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) for approval. Visit the MOHLTC website for information and application forms.
You will also need to:
set up appropriate daily quality assurance protocols for all X-ray equipment. Protocols vary for both conventional and digital X-ray equipment;
ensure dental assistants in your practice are HARP certified and permitted to take X-rays.
Contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s X-ray Inspection Service at 416-327-7937 for more information.
If you are planning to administer, or you are planning to have someone else administer, oral moderate sedation, parenteral moderate sedation, deep sedation and/or general anesthesia in your office, you will require a facility permit. Any provider administering oral moderate sedation, parenteral moderate sedation, deep sedation and/or general anesthesia must have authorization from the College.
Effective April 1, 2020, dentists administering minimal sedation, including nitrous oxide and oral minimal sedation, must also have authorization from the College.
You will need to submit an application for approval to the College to prescribe, order or take dental CTs or install a CT scanner in the office. Read more about the College’s Dental CT application process.
To submit dental insurance claims electronically, please contact a CDAnet Service Representative at 1-800-267-9701 for further information. You may register for this service on the Canadian Dental Association website.
To share personal health information electronically with dentists, other health professionals or patients, consider using a secure web-based portal such as the CDA’s Secure Send Service. More information on Secure Send can be found on the Canadian Dental Association website.
The College recommends that each dental office has a written medical emergency protocol and a percutaneous injury protocol in place. These protocols should be periodically reviewed. You must also have an up-to-date medical emergency drug kit.
Carefully evaluate your office and personal insurance requirements and ensure that you have sufficient coverage. This should include office contents, business interruption, life, disability and, commercial general liability insurance. Contact your insurance broker for further information.