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Mailing Address
Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council
56 Wellesley St W.,
12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 2S3

Telephone and Facsimile
Toll-Free: 1-888-377-7746
Telephone: 416-326-1550.
Fax: 416-327-8897


Click here for overview of current ministerial referrals

Dental Assistants

Regulation of Dental Assistants under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)

HPRAC's work on this referral is now complete.

HPRAC Research on the Regulation of Dental Assistants under the RHPA

Along with other research, the following reviews were completed in support of the final recommendation:

The Ontario Dental Assistants Association's (ODAA) application for the regulation of dental assistants under the RHPA

HPRAC received an application from the ODAA seeking regulation of dental assistants under the RHPA. The application was posted for comments during the consultation period. To view the application, please click on the following link: 

ODAA submission for the regulation of Dental Assistants under the RHPA

Stakeholder feedback on ODAA's proposal 

1)  Responses from Individuals (as of February 24, 2012):

2) Responses from organizations (as of February 24, 2012):

HPRAC's Final Report

On April 19, 2013, HPRAC submitted its report to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on whether the dental assistant profession should be regulated under the RHPA. Please click below to view the report. 

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Dental Assistant Application for Regulation - Volume 1

The Health Profession Assistant: Consideration of the Dental Assistant Application for Regulation - Volume 2

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