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   1 November 2016  

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  

Statement on Pediatric General Anaesthesia Incident in Alberta
Dr. Don Anderson Launches President's Blog
Changes to the Criminal Record Check Process
​Submit your CE Credits Before Annual Renewal in January
New Videos for Health Regulators' Campaign: 'Our Purpose, Your Safety'
We're All Ears: Listening Sessions Launch in Victoria This Week
​Join Us at the 25 November Board Meeting
Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities
Office Closure for Remembrance Day



Statement on Pediatric General Anaesthesia Incident in Alberta

The College has published a statement about the safety of dental anaesthesia in response to news of a child in Edmonton who is reported to have suffered brain damage from a dental procedure. “A tragic story like this is thankfully very rare but always disturbing for the public, for dental professionals and for us as regulators,” says Jerome Marburg, Registrar/CEO and Dr. Tobin Bellamy, Chair of the Sedation and General Anaesthetic Services  Committee.

Read the statement


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Dr. Don Anderson Launches President's Blog


CDSBC President, Dr. Don Anderson, has started a blog to connect with registrants and share his thoughts on College activities and initiatives. The goal of the blog is to give registrants and the public a current view of what is happening at the College.

In his latest blog post, Don discusses mental health and substance dependence in dentistry. He shares his personal experiences, observations from a recent Board workshop on wellness and thoughts on CDSBC’s Wellness Program. Read the President’s Blog at the link below.

President's Blog


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Changes to the Criminal Record Check Process

Registrants are required to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years.  As of 1 March 2017, you will no longer be required to submit your own CRC applications to the College. CDSBC will automatically submit CRC applications on behalf of registrants whose CRC is due to expire. Effective 2017/18, the annual renewal fee will include one fifth of the cost of a CRC, and registrants will be asked to consent to a CRC as part of their online renewal for the year their CRC expires.

Registrants will continue to be accountable for any follow up requested after the CRC application is submitted. Those who are flagged for a vulnerable sector check will still be required to have their fingerprints taken.

Note: If your CRC expires prior to 1 March 2017, you are still required to submit your own CRC application for this year. Click the link below to learn more.

Criminal Record Checks

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Submit Your CE Credits Before Annual Renewal in January

Online renewal will open in January 2017 and some registrants may need to ensure they are up-to-date on renewal requirements, such as liability insurance, criminal record checks or continuing education credits.

A reminder has been emailed to registrants whose three-year continuing education cycle is ending 31 December 2016. You can submit your CE credits by logging into the CDSBC website. If you do not meet your three-year CE requirements, you will not be able to renew your registration/certification in 2017.

Submit CE Credits


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New Videos for BCHR's "Saying You are One Doesn't Make You One" Campaign

BC Health Regulators have recently added new videos to their public awareness campaign, “Our Purpose, Your Safety." The videos feature children acting like different healthcare professionals and encourages British Columbians to obtain services from licensed and regulated healthcare providers. BC Health Regulators released 12 new videos and posters for the campaign. Visit the BC Health Regulators’ website for more information and watch the dentist videos at the link below.

Watch the videos


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We're All Ears: Listening Sessions Launch in Victoria This Week

Thursday, 3 November
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St, Victoria (Saanich room)

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Light meal served at 5:30 pm

The College is hosting a series of “Listening Sessions” over the coming months to hear from registrants on a number of key issues such as quality assurance, sedation and the corporatization of dentistry.

Click the image below to watch a video invitation from Dr. Chris Hacker:


The event is free but registration is required.

Register here


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Join Us At the 25 November Board Meeting

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be at 8:30 am on Friday, 25 November 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 10 November.

Board meetings


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Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities

CDSBC regularly leads presentations and holds workshops for registrants around the province. Visit our events page for an up-to-date listing of where we will be in the coming months.

Events


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Office Closure for Remembrance Day

The CDSBC office will be closed Friday, 11 November for Remembrance Day. We will reopen at 8 am on Monday, 14 November 2016.

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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.