CDAC Accreditation Process

Presenter: Frédéric Duguay, MBA, CAE
Moderator: Victoria Leck, MHM, RDH Duration: 60 minutes

Originally Presented: April 18, 2018
Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00


The presentation will focus on the accreditation process used by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) to evaluate dental hygiene education programs in Canada.

This session will provide an overview of the accreditation process. Participants will learn about the history of dental hygiene accreditation in Canada and its importance, the onsite survey visit, and the pre and post survey documentation. The session will also answer questions including "What is accreditation?" and "Why is accreditation an important process for education programs?"

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define what accreditation is
  • Understand the purpose of the accreditation process
  • Explain the steps required in the evaluation of an education program


Presenter:rédéric Duguay, MBA, CAE

Frédéric Duguay, MBA, CAE

Frédéric Duguay is the Director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). CDAC is the body responsible for accrediting dental, dental specialty, dental residency, dental hygiene and dental assisting education programs in Canada.

Frédéric holds an E.M.B.A. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His experience includes process management, policy and standards management and compliance, and portfolio/program analysis and assessment. Since 2012, Frédéric has participated in more than 120 accreditation survey visits, and has been invited to speak at various stakeholder meetings and conferences throughout Canada.


Moderator:Victoria Leck, MHM, RDH

Victoria Leck, MHM, RDH

Victoria has 26 years of experience as a dental hygienist, with 18 of those spent in public health. She is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at Canadore College, holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Ryerson University, and a master's degree in health management from McMaster University. Victoria is the manager of professional development at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

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