FAQ

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DO I HAVE TO BELONG TO THE ODA TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NPDA?

All members of the NPDA, a component society of the ODA, must be registered members of the ODA.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NPDA?

NPDA yearly membership fee is based on category of membership. The NPDA will only be accepting online payments for your renewal or new membership registration. No mail-in registration forms or cheques will be accepted. You can register online by credit card only. HST will be applied to All membership fees.

           CATEGORY                                                                      REGULAR MEMBERSHIP FEES     

Active member   $425
Retired (non-practicing)   $275
New Graduate dentist   $0 (1st Year)
Honorary member   $0

 

Remember: You must be a member of the ODA in order to join the NPDA

To celebrate the launch of our new website, a limited time discount will be offered for all new and renewed memberships. A 50% discount will be applied to all registrations paid online prior to the deadline date of July 15th, 2019. Online Registration starts June 1st, 2019. Renew Early and Save!

Registration is now open. To learn more and to register, visit the Registration Page Here.

HOW DO I REGISTER OR RENEW MY NPDA MEMBERSHIP? HOW DO I PAY FOR MY MEMBERSHIP?

The NPDA will only be accepting online payments for your renewal or new membership registration. No mail-in registration forms or cheques will be accepted. You can register online by credit card only. To learn more and to register, visit the Registration Page.

Registration is now open.

To celebrate the launch of our new website, a limited time discount will be offered for all new and renewed memberships. A 50% discount will be applied to all registrations paid online prior to the deadline date of July 15th, 2019. Online Registration starts June 1st, 2019. Renew Early and Save!

DO YOU HAVE A ONE DAY REGISTRATION FEE? CAN AUXILIARIES ATTEND MEETINGS?

Yes, there is a one day option available. The only registration option available for non-NPDA members or auxiliaries is to register for individual meetings/lectures. If you do wish to attend you must register and pay the corresponding fee for the lecture online prior to the meeting. You must be present for the entire meeting in order for you to be eligible to earn CE points for that day.

Non-NPDA members wishing to attend a meeting are welcome to do so at the following rates. HST will be applied to All meeting fees.

                                CATEGORY                                                                              MEETING FEES    

Non-NPDA Member – DENTIST

(per meeting)

 

$375

Auxiliary of non-NPDA member – DENTIST (per meeting)

 

$200

Auxiliary attending with an NPDA MEMBER

 

$100

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY YEARLY NPDA MEMBERSHIP?
  • A minimum of 4 full days of clinical and practice management CE topics
  • A minimum of 2 evening business meeting
  • Food and beverages for all meetings
  • Up to 6 CE Points for each meeting in the corresponding Category
  • A total of up to 30 CE Points per year
  • A minimum of 6 CE points per year for a Category 1
HOW MANY CE POINTS CAN I EARN ATTENDING LECTURES?

You can earn up to 6 CE Points at each meeting in the corresponding Category 1, 2 or 3.  A total of up to 30 CE Points per year including a min. of 6 CE points per year for a Category 1.

Please note that you must attend the day in its entirety (morning and afternoon) to claim CE points. In order to receive all eligible CE points for each lecture, attendees must have checked in at the registration desk upon arrival. Attendees cannot claim CE points for attending half day of the lecture.

The CE points earned at the NPDA lectures may be attributed to one of the following QA categories as per the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) Quality Assurance Program.

Category 1: Core Lecture (includes an independent assessment)

Category 2: Clinical Courses

Category 3: Practice Management

Important: Category 1 (Core) lectures follow the specific protocol designated by the RCDSO QA program. Attendees arriving more than 15 minutes late and leaving 15 minutes early will forfeit any claim to Category 1 (Core) CE points. Your attendance will automatically default to a Category 2 or Category 3 and you will not be allowed to submit the independent assessment that applies to the Category 1 (Core) lectures. This protocol also applies to the Category 1 (Core) full-day continuous lectures.

For all Category 1 (Core) lectures at the NPDA, dentists are required to do the following:

    1. Checked in at the registration desk upon arrival
    2. Complete an independent assessment (quiz), print your name and ODA membership number
    3. Hand in the independent assessment to the registration desk
DO I HAVE TO CHECK IN WHEN ARRIVING AT THE MEETINGS? HOW DO I GET MY NAME BADGE AND MY MEMBERSHIP DUES RECEIPT?

Yes. Registration & Badge Pick-up begins is from 7:30am for day lectures or 6:00pm for evening lectures/meeting. Upon arrival, all attendees must check-in and pick up their badge and handout package at the registration desk.

Badges will be handed out upon arrival at the meeting at the registration desk. Badges will not be mailed out. Receipts for all paid membership fees will be available for pick up upon arrival at the meeting at the registration desk.

WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION SLIDES AND/OR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES?

Handout package will be available for pick up upon arrival at the meeting at the registration desk. Speaker resources/slides will be made available to attendees after the event via an email link. Please note that not all speakers provide a copy of their slides and/or additional resources.

HOW IS MY ATTENDANCE VERIFIED FOR LECTURES?

In order to verify attendance, all attendees must check-in at the registration desk upon arrival when entering the lecture room. A 15 minute grace period after the start of the first AM and PM sessions will be in effect. If you arrive after the 15 minute grace period, you may not be eligible to earn CE points for the AM or PM portion of the lecture session.

Badges and handout package are available for pick up upon arrival at the meeting at the registration desk. Attendees are encouraged wear their badge. Speaker resources/slides will be made available to attendees after the event via an email link. Please note that not all speakers provide a copy of their slides and/or additional resources.

Please note that you must attend the full day in its entirety (morning and afternoon) to claim the full day CE points. Attendees may be able to claim CE points for attending half day of the lecture depending if the lectures are AM and PM sessions. Please contact the NPDA secretary at secretary@npda.ca to verify.

HOW DO I OBTAIN A COPY OF MY ATTENDANCE RECORD?

Your CE Certificate of Attendance record will be emailed to you after the lecture based on your attendance. In order to verify your attendance, all attendees must have checked in at the registration desk upon arrival.You must have attended the full day in its entirety (morning and afternoon) to claim CE points.

It is the responsibility of each member dentist to maintain his or her own continuing education records and report their CE activity to the RCDSO.

WHAT IS THE PROTOCOL FOR CATEGORY 1 (CORE) CE POINTS FOR LECTURES?

Category 1 (Core) lectures follow the specific protocol designated by the RCDSO QA program.

Attendees arriving more than 15 minutes late and leaving 15 minutes early will forfeit any claim to Category 1 (Core) CE points. Your attendance will automatically default to a Category 2 or Category 3 and you will not be allowed to submit the independent assessment that applies to the Category 1 (Core) lectures. This protocol also applies to the Category 1 (Core) full-day continuous lectures.

For all Category 1 (Core) lectures at the NPDA, dentists are required to do the following:

  1. Checked in at the registration desk upon arrival
  2. Complete an independent assessment (quiz), print your name and ODA membership number
  3. Hand in the independent assessment to the registration desk
WHAT IS THE ODA MEDIATION PROCESS & HOW DOES IT BENEFIT BOTH THE DENTIST AND THE PATIENT?

The ODA offers a Mediation Program to assist patients and member dentists who have not been able to resolve a problem on their own. Problems between a patient and a dentist may happen even in the best patient-dentist relationships. Impartial mediators may be able to find a solution that both parties can accept.

The ODA Mediation Program is a voluntary process which relies on good faith between, dentists and patients. The Program requires that the parties be self-represented rather than represented by legal counsel. Parties may, however, seek independent legal advice.

The Mediation Program exists for the benefit of the patient and dentist. It can be an effective, impartial, easily accessible and time efficient means for resolving problems regarding dental treatment.

Note that the ODA Mediation Program is available to ODA member dentists only and their patients. There is no fee to enter into the mediation process.

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION REGARDING DENTAL PROCEDURES?

The ODA (Ontario Dental Association) provides online information for common dental procedures through their website.

 Information regarding nutrition, personal oral care, and healthy lifestyles are all available on the ODA website.

The ODA would like to remind all patients that ONLY your dentist has the knowledge and training to recommend the best care options for you.

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