SDAA provides a group policy for Registered Dental Assistants holding a practice licence (full or restricted). Any incident must be reported to the insurance company as soon as you are aware that a claim may be made. Contact the SDAA office for insurer contact information.
Many employers are providing group benefit plans for their employees. SDAA is able to offer a member friendly accessible option for insurance bundles containing Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental Insurance, Dental Insurance for family members, options for Long Term Disability Insurance and a Counselling Service to boot! SDAA members and their families can now access insurance information, quotes and application online or by phoning Bruce A. Hollett & Associates (1-866-861-1006). You now have easy access to your benefits! Dental Assistants have guaranteed issue no matter what your health conditions! These policies are reasonably priced. A policy through your professional organization is a great option as you get the reasonable rates of a group plan - and you can change employers and not loose your benefits. These policies can be yours for a lifetime! Even for those who don’t see dental assisting in the long term future can retain their policy by retaining their SDAA licensure. Bruce Hollett & Associates have assured us that once a minimum base of participation is achieved, further options will be included. Visit SDAA Benefits website.
There are a great number of policies available with a variety of coverages and costs. You will want to price / value shop. Please consider the SDAA Benefit Plan as a very good option. Even if you are not part of a group, the SDAA Benefit Plan will give you group rates. All participants are pooled so you can take advantage of group rates even though you may not be part of a group.
The Saskatchewan Labour Standards provide some workplace protection for workers who become ill, injured or disabled. Visit the Labour Standards website.
Dental Offices in Saskatchewan are required to fund workers compensation. Any accident or work related injury must be reported immediately.
The TAP is a voluntary and confidential service offered and promoted by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Counseling service is provided by PAR Consultants of Canada Limited, a professional group of counselors and consultants.
Counseling is provided for a number of problem areas, including:
- burnout and stress
- family violence
- separation, loss and grief
- crisis trauma
- conflict and anger
- drugs and alcohol
- sexual harassment and abuse
- marital and family stress
- depression and anxiety
You do not need to wait until your worries become a crisis. Whether you view your concern as small or large, it is worth exploring and discussing.
TAP is available to all members of the dental team including:
- Dentists and immediate family members
Complete information can be found here .
The costs for the first hour of program use will be borne by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan. This means that eligible persons can contact a PAR counselor and have a discussion or assessment session at no cost or obligation to be involved further. Additional funding may be available from SDAA; contact the Executive Director for more information.