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DIAC is the Dental Industry Association of Canada.

We provide the industry with networking, regulatory information, collaboration, education, industry data, and government advocacy. We are the unified voice of industry, supporting our members and providing professional leadership in our community. 

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Members enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of benefits, services, and resources: networking & collaboration, education, professional resources, industry information, government advocacy, regulatory affairs, and industry support. 

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National Dental Care Plan Development

DIAC is actively engaging with Health Canada on behalf of our members as the new National Dental Plan proposed by the federal government is being developed.

  • A small DIAC task force was formed in July 2022.
  • A Discussion Paper was submitted to Health Canada on August 5.
  • The DIAC task force met with representatives from the Dental Care Task Force within the Strategic Policy Branch at Health Canada on September 6.
  • Continued collaboration between the DIAC task force and Health Canada is expected.

To learn more about development of the National Dental Plan in Canada and DIAC's involvement in it, click here.

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Professional Resources exclusive to members with Health Canada and Regulatory updates, Future of Dentistry Survey, Market Data, and much more!

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New Regulatory Bulletins, Consultations & Updates

January 10, 2023 - Health Canada and FDA eSTAR pilot: Notice to industry

eSTAR is an interactive PDF form that guides applicants through the process of preparing a comprehensive medical device submission. 

The FDA and Health Canada are conducting a joint pilot. The pilot will test the use of a single eSTAR submitted to both the FDA and Health Canada. The feasibility of using eSTAR will be determined by the outcome of a pilot with 9 participants. 

Health Canada is also launching its own pilot.  For information on Health Canada only pilot, please refer to the Health Canada eSTAR pilot program page. 

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December 7, 2022 -  Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Applications and Imports): SOR/2022-241

Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 156, Number 25

Canada Gazette II publication for PMRA regulations bring Class I MDs into scope for PMRA requirements. 

Preservatives used in the manufacturing of treated articles within Canada must be registered with the PMRA.

UPDATE - December 22, 2022

Click here to review a list of products that could be impacted by the new requirements detailed above.

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2023 DIAC Member Coupon Program is LIVE NOW!

DIAC Members, rejoice!

The Conference Coupon Book Program is back... and better than ever for 2023!

We're excited to announce a transition to digital coupons for the 2023 major dental conferences - the PDC in Vancouver, the ODA ASM in Toronto and JDIQ in Montreal.

Click to learn more and purchase coupons!  

**Members Only Program*

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Welcome to our Newest DIAC Members!

         Healthcare Banking

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) is a Canadian multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. The bank has four strategic business units: Canadian Personal and Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets. 

DIAC is pleased to welcome Simon Belz, Senior Manager, National Specialization Programs & Professional Services as CIBC's DIAC representative. As CIBC's SME for Healthcare Banking (in Personal & Business Banking), Simon develops national partnership programs while also providing support and coaching across the country to all areas of CIBC. He oversees the CIBC Regional Healthcare Specialist Advisor Program, designed CIBC's Program for Internationally Trained Dentists and provides coaching and training to dental specialist advisors.

Welcome Simon and welcome CIBC!


  Medical Equipment

Cefla Medical Equipment is part of Cefla s.c., a private, 90-year-old, employee-owned cooperative with headquarters in Imola, Italy.

Cefla Medical Equipment is a manufacturer of clinical devices, providing solutions in medical grade 2D/3D radiology, dental equipment and accessories. The company is Europe's leading producer of dental equipment and the pioneer of cone beam CT technology for the dental industry.

Cefla has been marketing dental equipment in the U.S. since 2009. All Cefla operations in the U.S. and Canada are headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. From this location, the company provides customer service and technical support, along with warehousing for new products and a complete spare parts inventory. Cefla has a national network of certified technicians to assist its manufacturing partners in providing on-site training, service and repairs wherever customers need them.

Welcome to DIAC, Cefla!

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DIAC & Our Members Attended PDC in Vancouver - March 9-11, 2023

We were so pleased to attend the Pacific Dental Conference LIVE in 2023!

  • DIAC had a booth on Level 1
  • We hosted over 90 guests at our member networking event at the Vancouver Club on Wednesday March 8th (Click here to see the photos)
  • Many of our members had exhibitor booths on the show floor and were sponsors of CE and special events

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