President's Message

Maeghan Heck, RDA

From The Office Of The President
Maeghan Heck, RDA

As you have all heard, CADA has advised all Alberta RDAs that they will no longer offer PLI as part of your license annual fees. They are making this change to comply with Bill 46; the Health Statutes Amendment Act 2020. They will be discontinuing the policy as of November 30, 2022. Each dental assistant will need to obtain and maintain their own PLI coverage. They must have PLI coverage at all times when they have a valid Practice permit and their coverage must meet their requirements. Don’t you worry! Our members will be taken care of! The AADA has ensured us that AB RDA’s will have access for 2023 to the same PLI low group rate policy and coverage as they have had over the past years.  The AADA will provide more information and details to us in July 2022. You will have first knowledge of the plan rates and it will be provided through membership with the CDAA and Canadian Associations. You will have plenty of time to get your membership and PLI coverage in time to submit to CADA for your license this coming renewal season. Don’t make the insurance company richer by seeking out individual PLI policies, Support your Associations!

I would like to thank all of those who attended our spring seminar on April 23, 2022 at the Inglewood Community Hall. It was a fantastic day of education, vendors and socialization with fellow RDA’s. Our Education chair Deborah Kavalo and Hospitality Chair Sarah Kempin did an amazing job and our board can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they did to bring us this event. These events can’t be successful without the support of our members who take the time to attend, we thank you.

 Our AGM is fast approaching and we are looking for many volunteers. If you have as little as a few hours to spare, please consider a position on your CDAA board. We can’t do it without you!! Many hands make light work and it would be great to get some new faces out to share ideas and get re-energized! We are looking for dedicated, professional members who want to make a difference in their profession. If you are interested please feel free to contact myself at or mark May 16, 2022 on your calendar and join us at our AGM.

Don't forget about award nominations. Look under “Awards” at to find out about our awards, the criteria and processes for nominations. All nominations are due by September 30, 2022 and they will be presented at our October general meeting. Please forward your nomination to

 My term as your President is soon to end. I have enjoyed being your 2020-2022 CDAA President.  I would like to thank my board and our members for your guidance and support. I take pride in my profession as an RDA, which is the main reason I volunteer for the CDAA. It really is the best way to stay connected in our ever changing profession. I hope to continue to volunteer for the CDAA and look forward to seeing you all at future events. On a final note I encourage you to visit our CDAA website and Facebook/Instagram pages for the most up to date information. These are great ways to stay connected with your Associations! See you all at the AGM Monday May 16, 2022!

Sincerely Submitted

Maeghan Heck CDAA President