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The NWT-NU Dental Association is a voluntary professional organization that represents the dentists of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We do not license or regulate dentistry professionals.

Our members across both territories are dedicated to the provision of exemplary oral health care and attainment of optimal health for the people of Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and strive to provide the highest level of dental care.


The NWT-NU Dental Association represents its members in policy and legislative debate. Together with the Yukon Dental Association we are a corporate member of the CDA, representing the membership on a national level.

For Dentists

If you wish to practice dentistry in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, you must first obtain your license to practice for the relevant territory / (867) 982-7668


Once licensed, complete the current year application form to join the Association. For the 2024 membership application form please click here. Memberships are based on a calendar year, renewing January 1st. If you practice less than 6 months per year (including applying after July 1st) select part-time membership. Member benefits include a copy of the fee guide and access to certain CDA services. To access these services, dentists are required by CDA to be a member of the association of each province/territory that they practice in.


Please click here to visit current employment opportunities in NT & NU.


For any other enquiries please contact us.

Fee Guides

All dentists receive a copy of the fee guide as part of their membership benefits. We publish a general practitioner guide only.

For all other entities, including insurance companies, you may order copies of the latest fee guide by downloading the annual order form, and submitting the completed form and cheque by mail. The option to pay with credit card is also available. Please email a copy of the completed form and advise you are wishing to pay with credit card. An invoice with a link to make payment will then be emailed to you. Fee Guides are effective January 1st of each calendar year. For any other enquiries please contact us.

Don Tesar Memorial Scholarship

The NWT-NU Dental Association is pleased to offer a scholarship in memory of Dr. Don Tesar which is awarded annually to a future student of dentistry. The value of the scholarship is $2,000 which will be presented as a cheque to the successful applicant. Download the application guidelines.

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Contact US

The NWT- NU Dental Association operates on a as need basis. The best contact method is by email.

Response time is 2-3 business days. 

To obtain Letters of Good Standing: please reach out to the applicable Territory's registrar's office. 

NT Registrar: 1-867-767-9067

NU Registrar: 1-867-982-7668 

Jillian Zdebiak, Executive Director
PO BOX 4584
Hay River, NT
X0E 1G3

Phone: 1-867-988-0151

Fax: 1-877-389-6876

President: Dr. Steven Partyka

Vice President: Dr. Cleo Beaulieu


Canadian Dental Association Board Member: Dr. Melissa Gagnon

Canadian Dental Association NWT, NU & Yukon Voting Representative:  Dr. Jim Tennant

CDSPI Representative:  Dr. Jim Tennant

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