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2021 Board Election

The CDSBC Board is responsible for ensuring that the College meets its mandate of public protection under the Health Professions Act. Of the 12 members on the Board, half are elected and half are appointed (public) members.

The 2021 board election voting period will open on April 5 and close April 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm (PST).

Dentists, dental therapists and certified dental assistants will receive an electronic ballot via email no later than April 5 (instead of receiving a paper ballot through the mail).

The election is held annually in accordance with the Health Professions Act and the CDSBC Bylaws. CDSBC changed its bylaws in 2019 to allow certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists to vote for all elected board member positions. Voting will take place online and your ballot will be emailed to you.

Key election dates and deadlines are listed here >>


In 2021, dentists* and certified dental assistants are invited to consider nomination for the Board. The positions open for election to the Board are:

  • Registrant (dentist) board member (one-year term)**
  • Registrant (dentist) board member (three-year term)
  • Certified dental assistant board member (three-year term)

The start date for all three positions is July 1, 2021. The term end dates for board member positions are subject to change due to the anticipated amalgamation of the four oral health colleges into a single regulator.

Nominations for these positions are now open and will be accepted until 4:30 pm PST on March 11, 2021.

*Dentists in the following registration categories are eligible to run and vote in the election: full (full registration or certified specialist); restricted to specialty; academic; and academic (grandparented).

**For the purpose of establishing a stagger in terms of office, the CDSBC Board resolved in November 2020 that one elected registrant position in the 2021 election be designated as a one-year term. The dentist board member candidate who receives the greater number of votes will select either the three-year or one-year term.

Candidate resources

Guide for Applicants

Nomination Application Package

Declaration of Interests Form


For questions regarding the election, contact

Key Election Dates and Deadlines

Notice of election

February 12, 2021

Nomination period

February 12 - March 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Voting period*

April 5, 2021 through April 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Announcement of election results

April 19 (anticipated)

Mandatory orientation for new board members

Three half-day sessions in May 2021 (dates TBD)

Annual meeting


June board meeting

June 11, 2021

Term of office begins

July 1, 2021

*Electronic ballots will be emailed to eligible voters no later than April 5, 2021. Ballots must be completed no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021 in order to be eligible to be counted in the election.