CHANGES REQUESTED to WCB January 5, 2017
The Association of Alberta Dental Assistants (AADA), representing the interests of RDAs, has been working towards obtaining Worker Compensation Benefits (WCB) coverage for all RDAs and dental staff. AADA took over this initiative from the Edmonton Dental Assistants Association (EDAA) in 2014. Prior to that time, the EDAA had worked very hard to connect with and obtain written support from local, provincial and national professional organizations and collect written evidence to support our request for coverage. This information was sent to the Minister of Labour and WCB CEO in 2008. (You can see this information on the EDAA website at http://www.edaa.ab.ca/Initiatives.html under the Initiatives folder).
With changes in government occurring every 4 years and changes of which individuals serve in Ministerial positions, it has been a huge challenge to make any headway. Most recently, the AADA sent a 160 page submission to the WCB Review Panel with a new request for coverage for all dental staff. That submission was forwarded to the Minister of Labour and we are currently waiting for an opportunity to speak with the Minister about this issue.
To keep you informed of the work of the WCB review panel, click on link below to learn more about the work of this panel, their findings and their reports. Please take the time to keep informed.
If you have any questions about the Association of Alberta Dental Assistants work on your behalf, please contact the AADA Corporate office at 780-987-2022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org