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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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New Regulatory Bulletins, Consultations & Updates


May 20, 2023 -  Publication of the draft state of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) report (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 157, Number 20

The Government of Canada has developed a draft state of PFAS report pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act and an executive summary of the draft report prepared on the class of PFASs is annexed. It is proposed to conclude that the class of PFASs meets one or more criteria set out in section 64 of the Act. As such, notice is given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to recommend to Her Excellency the Governor in Council that the class of PFASs be added to Schedule 1 to the Act.


1) May 20, 2023 - Draft State of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Report Published

This report provides a qualitative assessment of the fate, sources, occurrence, and potential impacts of PFAS on the environment and human health to inform decision-making on PFAS in Canada.

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2) May 20, 2023 - Risk Management Scope for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Published

This document outlines the proposed risk management options under consideration for the class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have been proposed to be harmful to the environment and human health.

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3) May 20, 2023 - Supporting document published: Ecological state of the science report on Short-chain (C4–C7) Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (SC-PFCAs) Short-chain (C4–C7) Perfluorosulfonic Acids (SC-PFSAs) Long-chain (C9–C20) Perfluorosulfonic Acids (LC-PFSAs)

This document contains additional information that is summarized or referenced in the Draft State of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Report. Relevant data were identified up to March 2022.

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Save the Date: Canada’s Regulatory & Quality Medtech Conference June 28 & 29, 2023 presented by Medtech Canada

Canada’s Regulatory & Quality Medtech Conference 2023 presented by Medtech Canada is the “Go To” regulatory & quality conference for the medical technology industry. Attendees will hear from and be able to engage with Health Canada and other stakeholders in a dialoguing and networking environment. 

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Welcome to our Newest DIAC Members!

RENN Financial Group is an end-to-end insurance and wealth management team which helps its clients with corporate planning, creating tax efficiencies, estate, tax and insurance planning, investment strategy and portfolio management.

The company offers services including corporate group benefits and pensions, individual life and living benefits insurance and discretionary portfolio management.

RENN Financial Group specializes in providing value-added financial advice to dental and healthcare professionals including dentists, physicians and specialists, including both domestic and internationally trained professionals.

Richard Lochhead, Portfolio Manager and Senior Wealth Advisor and Joshua Fernando, Partner – Insurance have presented as keynote speakers at universities in Canada, Ireland and Australia, covering topics such as investing, wealth management, tax, insurance, recruitment, practice ownership and incorporation.

RENN's mission is to provide their clients with peace of mind, at work and home. They are devoted to helping their clients protect what matters most to them through a variety of financial and insurance solutions. 

Welcome to DIAC, RENN Financial Group!

A highly-regarded source for dental industry market data and analysis in the United States, SDM Northcoast accurately reports dental industry market share data with data providers which account for more than 90% of domestic dental consumable sales through distribution in the USA.

SDM's team of research analysts actively partner with customers to help them better understand dental market trends and find opportunities to accelerate growth.

Based in Rutherford, NJ, SDM was established in 1994, and has served the dental industry in the United States and Canada as the leading provider of qualitative and quantitative research services for dental product manufacturers and distributors. 

In February 2019, SDM merged with Northcoast Data Analytics to form SDM Northcoast, expanding the company’s analytical capabilities. Since the merger, SDM Northcoast has launched a new web portal and self-serve business intelligence tool to make it very easy for customers and data providers to ask questions and get answers about specific data trends. 

In November 2021, the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) announced SDM Northcoast as its new exclusive provider of dental industry business intelligence.

Welcome to DIAC, SDM Northcoast!

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2023 TECHNORAMA Lab & Technology Conference a Great Success

The annual Technorama Dental Lab & Technology Conference presented by the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) took place March 31 and April 1 at the Delta Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center. Having returned to a live format only one year previously, this year’s event showed a marked increase in attendance over Technorama 2022. The 2023 show welcomed nearly 900 delegates over the two-day conference.


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