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  • 4 Mar 2022 10:14 AM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)
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    Counterfeit and non-compliant products continue to be a concern for DiAC and its members. Our ongoing education and information campaign with our members, dental associations and other stakeholders ensures the quality of dental products, the support of the dental manufacturers and thus the safety of Canadian dental patients.

    Over the last years of COVID we have seen an increase of on-line purchasing and the increase of counterfeit and non-compliant products entering the Canadian market. Products that are not approved for sale in Canada, especially Class 1 products are making their way into our marketplace as importers/sellers are only required to hold MDEL's to import. Class II-IV products do require product licencing from Health Canada including N95 respirators which have been the most counterfeited product in the market this last couple of years.

    Dr. Richard B. Price and his colleagues have highlighted the risk of purchasing dental products on line and provides some guidance in an article published this month in the Journal of the American Dental Association entitled Caveat emptor when purchasing dental products online. I encourage you to review this article and share it with your customers and stakeholders to articulate the risk to patient safety of buying non-compliant and counterfeit products.  

    The DiAC website has a checklist for dental offices when receiving products to help them identify those legally available for sale in Canada and supported by the manufacturer. DiAC members are also encouraged to share this list with your clients/customers.

    Read the Article

  • 23 Feb 2022 4:58 PM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)

    DiAC will hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting on May 4, 2022 at 4pm EST in Confederation Room 3 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. 

    Members in good standing may have two representatives in attendance at the meeting but only one vote per member company. 

    Members may download the Official Notice of AGM and proxy nomination form from the Member Resources page on

  • 25 Jan 2022 10:45 AM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)

    An Election Notice for DiAC Board of Directors Vacancies has been posted on the Member Communication page of the DiAC website.

    DiAC's Annual General Meeting will take place May 4, 2022 at 4:00pm EST

    CLICK HERE to learn more now.

  • 17 Jan 2022 4:47 PM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)

    Online registration to attend Technorama 2022 is open now! Delegates attend free. CLICK HERE to register now!

  • 14 Jan 2022 10:00 AM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)

    Attention Members:

    A New Year's Message from your President/Chair of the Board Henry Doyle and Executive Director Rhonda Lawson has been posted in the new Member Communications page under the Resources tab on the website. 

    We hope you find it encouraging as we look forward to another year of exciting and valuable programming from DiAC. 

  • 3 Jan 2022 5:10 PM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)

    DiAC is excited to announce the Keynote address at Technorama 2022 will be delivered by Mike Girard, the President and Chief Operating Officer at The Aurum Group.

    Learn more about Mike on the Technorama page at

  • 7 Dec 2021 9:51 AM | Heather Plewes-LaBerge (Administrator)

    DiAC President Henry Doyle, Past President Jim Wareing and Executive Director Rhonda Lawson attended the Annual Meeting of the Dental Trade Alliance in San Diego November 8th - 11th 2021.The Dental Trade Alliance is DiAC's equivalent organization in the United States.

    Henry Doyle gave a presentation on behalf of DiAC to provide an update on DiAC's activities and focus and to encourage continued collaboration and involvement.

    View the presentation.

  • 11 Sep 2020 2:38 AM | Anonymous

    Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

    The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on our website by clicking here.

  • 1 Jun 2020 2:32 AM | Anonymous

    What is the difference between a mask and a respirator?

    There are several different types of masks and respirators. Dependent upon the type of procedure, either a mask or respirator will be indicated.

    Diac PPE FAQ Sheet.pdf

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