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   23 May 2017


Board Election Results
Join a Webinar on the Enhanced QA Program
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Program​
New Video: Understanding the Complaints Process
Reminder: Consultation Notice on Bylaw 12 (Advertising & Promotional Activities)
Join Us at the AGM
June Board Meeting
Upcoming Events

Board Election Results

The ballot count was held on May 18 2017. Below are the results: ​

Vice-President (one-year term)
Dr. Susan K. Chow (ELECTED)
Dr. Mark Spurr

Dentist, District 2 (North) (two-year term)
Dr. Mark Spitz (ELECTED)
Dr. Richard Wilczek

Dentist, District 3 (Southern Interior) (two-year term)
Dr. Deborah E. Battrum (ELECTED)
Dr. Chris Callen

Certified Dental Assistant (two-year term)
Ms. Subbu Arunachalam Pillai
Ms. Arlene D. Cearns
Ms. Cathy Larson (ELECTED)

The positions of President, Treasurer, and Dentist, District 5 (Vancouver Island) were filled by acclamation.

These terms take effect 1 July 2017.

2017/18 Election Results

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Join a Webinar on the Enhanced QA Program - These changes will affect you

The way you demonstrate your competence as a registrant may change. We're inviting CDAs and dentists under 40, whom  we have yet to hear much from, to have their say on Quality Assurance  and  join in the discussion.

Questions to be discussed include: What is the best way to maintain and improve your clinical skills and dental knowledge? How do you obtain CE credits? Should specific courses be required for registrants? 

Don't miss out on this conversation

CDA Webinar
Thursday, 25 May

Register here

​Dentist Under 40 Webinar
Monday, 29 May

Register here

All you need is a smartphone, tablet or computer with an internet connection, and a desire to contribute to this important conversation. 

Learn more

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San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Program​

On March 1, 23 health professions regulators in B.C. became the first in Canada to pledge their commitment to making our health system more culturally safe and effective for First Nations and Aboriginal peoples. CDSBC is a signatory to the Declaration of Commitment that is based on the principles of cultural safety and humility. This includes promoting the value of cultural safety training to the professionals we regulate.

The Provincial Health Services Authority has developed a facilitated online training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people. The San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program is available for both clinical and non-clinical professionals. Learn more about the program on their website.​

Visit the website

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New Video: Understanding the Complaints Process

The BC Health Regulators (BCHR) have developed a complaints video on behalf of the regulatory colleges. The video informs the public of the complaints process and the role a regulator plays.

Watch the Video

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Reminder: Consultation on Bylaw 12 (Advertising & Promotional Activities)

The College has posted proposed amendments to Part 12 of the bylaws dealing with advertising and promotional activities. The proposed changes are limited to qualifications, continuing dental education, titles and designations as laid out in sections 12.08 – 12.11.

You are invited to submit your comments before Wednesday, 12 July 2017 to (please put "Bylaw 12" in the subject line).

Read the proposed amendments

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Join us at the AGM 

Friday, 23 June 2017
8:30 am–9:30 am 
SFU Harbour Centre - Segal Conference Room #1420
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Time will be set aside after the formal portion of the meeting to allow registrants to ask questions (via and in person).

If you wish to attend in person, please RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO's Office, at by 9 June 2017 to reserve your seat and meeting package. If you wish to receive the audited financial statements in advance of the AGM, please indicate that as part of your RSVP. The financial statements will be available approximately one week before the AGM.


To attend by webcast

The webcast is best viewed using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Be sure to turn your speakers or headphones on and turn up the volume to an ideal level. The link to join the webcast is:

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June Board Meeting​​

The next board meeting will take place the day after the AGM:

Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
Time: 8.30-4.30pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grouse Room, 34th Floor, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver

To reserve a meeting package and ensure adequate seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO's office, at by 9 June 2017

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Upcoming Events

Stay up to date on our courses and events  by visiting our events page.

Visit the events page

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This Contact News Bulletin is distributed to registrants for the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. It is one of CDSBC's official methods of notification to its registrants. Registrants are responsible for reading College publications to ensure that they are aware of current standards, policies and guidelines.