The Health Professions Act

The Health Professions Act is legislation implemented by the Government of Alberta to provide a common regulatory framework for regulated health professions in Alberta. This legislation allows health professions to self regulate their profession, while being accountable to the Government of Alberta. 

The Alberta Dental Association and College is the regulatory body of dentists in Alberta and provides the public with information and services, to ensure that Albertans receive safe, appropriate, ethical and quality dental care as an integral part of general health.

Dentists Profession Regulation
Under the Health Professions Act, the Alberta Dental Association and College is governed by the Dentists Profession Regulation which contains a scope of practice statement and a set of restricted activities that outline what dentists are authorized to undertake.

The Alberta Dental Association and College Code of Ethics
The Alberta Dental Association and College Code of Ethics is a set of principles of professional conduct that governs all registered dentists (generalists and specialists) and establishes the expectations for dentists in fulfilling duties to their patients, to the public, and to the profession.

Responsibilities under the Health Professions Act
Under the Health Professions Act, regulatory responsibilities of the Alberta Dental Association and College are: