Member Benefits

  • We are here to assist dentists with professional issues that routinely arise in a dental practice
  • Patient complaints are on the rise and the CDPA has a 20-year history of helping to resolve these issues early
  • Depending upon the issue, legal fees can quickly grow from $3,500-$35,000 and membership ensures that in eligible cases, your legal fees are paid entirely by CDPA
  • We offer our members accredited regulatory and risk management education
  • You'll become a member of an organization with a proven track record.  Fewer than 1% of our members' cases involving a College complaint and/or investigation progress to the Disciplinary level of the provincial regulatory body

Access to the Mutual Benefit Assistance Program

  • Timely, confidential advice from Dentist Risk Managers  to help you resolve issues early, before they escalate into more serious matters.
  • Financial  assistance for legal representation provided by hand-picked lawyers from our CDPA Lawyers List, with all approved legal expenses paid for by the CDPA in eligible situations, with no deductibles.


  • Seminars, newsletters, and eBulletins, to keep you abreast of current risk management issues and help you avoid problems in clinical practice.

Peer to Peer Assistance

  • Knowledge that you have access to professional assistance, dentist to dentist, whenever you feel your right to practice may be threatened or in jeopardy.

Assistance with Employee-Related Issues

  • The CDPA provides  proactive risk management advice for certain employee-related issues and solicitor’s legal advice for specific eligible situations when required through the Assistance Program.

Now Providing Assistance with Associate Agreements For Recent Graduates

  • The CDPA expanded the Assistance Program to include a two hour review of Associate Agreements for recent graduates.  This has been established to answer a need for our members who have recently graduated and are entering practice.  Our ability to provide this value added member service is a direct result of the prudent management and the financial position of the Association.