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  15 December 2016  

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  


Online Annual Renewal Opens 12 January 2017
Discipline Notice: Dr. Mansour G. Foomani
Changes to Dental Practice Trade Names Approval Process
CE Submissions: Deadline and Processing Times
New Public Board Members
CDSBC Is Hiring: Sedation Program Coordinator
Board Meeting - 25 February 2017
CDSBC Office Holiday Closure


Online Annual Renewal Opens 12 January 2017

The Board has approved the annual renewal fees, and will hold the 2017/18 fees at last year’s levels. There is a slight fee decrease (7 per cent) for some of the non-practising categories that did not see a fee decrease last year. Registrants will receive a renewal notice in the mail in the second week of January.

The deadline to complete your annual renewal and submit your fees is 1 March 2017. Please note that if you do not renew by 1 March you are not permitted to practise until you have reinstated, and an additional reinstatement fee will apply. Click the link below for more information about annual renewal, including changes to the renewal process.  

Note: During annual renewal, dentists or CDAs who plan to retire must complete the online renewal process and choose the ‘Retired/Resigned’ option. If you want your retirement to be effective prior to 1 March 2017, please complete the Retirement/Registration form and submit to CDSBC. Read steps for retiring/resigning dentists here.

Annual renewal

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Discipline Notice: Dr. Mansour G. Foomani

The Inquiry Committee’s concerns with Dr. Mansour Foomani’s understanding of dentist/patient boundaries has resulted in limitations being placed on his practice. Dr. Foomani is a general dentist who practises in Victoria.

The Inquiry Committee considered his unprofessional behaviour to be a serious matter under the Health Professions Act, and for this reason, ordered that a summary be published pursuant to section 39.3 of the Act. 

Discipline notice


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Changes to Dental Practice Trade Names Approval Process

The College has changed its process with respect to dental practice trade names following a public consultation this fall. We will no longer require registrants to seek approval for trade names for dental practices. We will continue to provide consent to the BC Corporate Registry, provided that the applicant is a registrant and entitled to use dentistry-related words, and that the trade name is in compliance with Bylaw 12.

Read more

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CE Submissions: Deadline and Processing Time

If your three-year CE cycle ends 31 December 2016 and you have yet to submit your CE credits, the most efficient way to do so is by logging into your online account.

If you have submitted credits and are waiting for them to be processed, please note that it is currently taking up to four weeks to process submissions.


As long as you have earned the eligible credits prior to 31 December 2016, they will be included in the current cycle, even if they are not processed by the end of the year.

Submit CE credits


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New Public Board Members

The College Board includes six members of the public who are appointed by the provincial government. We wish to welcome the following public board members:

  • Mr. Terry W. Hawes (1 October 2016 - 31 December 2018)
  • Mr. Oleh W.M. Ilnyckyj (30 November 2016 – 31 December 2018)
  • Ms. Dorothy V. Jennings (30 November 2016 - 30 November 2018)
  • Mr. Neal Steinman (28 July 2016 - 31 December 2018)

2016/17 CDSBC Board


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CDSBC Is Hiring: Sedation Program Coordinator

We are seeking an individual with excellent administrative skills to fill the full-time permanent Sedation Program Coordinator position. The deadline to apply has been extended to 6 January 2017. Learn more about the position at the link below. 

Careers


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Board Meeting - 25 February 2017

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, 25 February at the Terminal City Club, “Presidents Room,” 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

To ensure adequate materials and seating, observers should RSVP to Nancy Crosby, Manager of the CEO’s office, at ncrosby@cdsbc.org no later than 17 February.

Board meetings


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CDSBC Holiday Office Closure

The CDSBC office will close for the holidays at noon on 22 December. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday, 4 January 2017. 

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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.