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   21 December 2015 

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN

New Consultation: Proposed Changes to Bylaw Part 2 - College Board
Consultation Reminder: Boundaries in the Practitioner-Patient Relationship
Consultation Reminder: Dispensing of Non-Prescription Medications by CDAs
Online Renewal Opens 11 January 2016
Keep Your Contact Information Up to Date
Phasing Out CDSBC Fax Communications
2015 Practice Resources at a Glance
Next Board Meeting - 19 February
CDSBC Holiday Office Closure


New Consultation: Proposed Changes to Bylaw Part 2 - College Board

CDSBC has posted amendments to Part 2 of the bylaws dealing with election and succession of executive board officers, eligibility requirements, and associated consequential changes to definitions and numbering. The consultation period is open until 20 March 2016.

A succession model for the roles of treasurer, vice-president and president will ensure that the leadership of the CDSBC Board benefits from continuity, stability, and experience. This approach is consistent with modern principles of effective governance, and is becoming increasingly common among organizations with elected boards. 

At the close of the consultation period, the Board will review and consider all feedback. If approved, the amendments will be filed with the Ministry of Health. More information about the consultation and instructions for submitting feedback are available at the link below.

Bylaw part 2


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Consultation Reminder: Boundaries in the Practitioner-Patient Relationship (Revised Draft)

The consultation period for the revised draft guideline, Boundaries in the Practitioner-Patient Relationship, closes 5 January 2016. We are pleased that CDSBC and the BC Dental Association both support this document as re-drafted following an earlier consultation. More information about the consultation and instructions for submitting feedback are available at the link below.

Boundaries (revised)


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Consultation Reminder: Dispensing of Non-Prescription Medication by CDAs 

The consultation period for the draft document, Dispensing of Non-Prescription Medication by CDAs, closes 30 January 2016. This document outlines when dentists can delegate and supervise CDAs in the dispensing of non-prescription drugs. More information about the consultation and instructions for submitting feedback are available at the link below.

Dispensing of non-prescription medications by CDAs


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Online Annual Renewal Opens 11 January 2016

The Board has approved a decrease in the renewal fee of $100 for practising dentists and $15 for practising CDAs. Registrants will receive a renewal package in the mail in the second week of January.

The deadline to complete your annual renewal and submit your fees is 1 March 2016. 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.

2016/17 annual renewal


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Keep Your Contact Information Up to Date

Please ensure that your contact information is up to date for annual renewal. Registrants must notify CDSBC of any changes to their name, email, address or other contact information. Log in to your registrant account to update your information.

Update your contact information


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Phasing Out CDSBC Fax Communications

The College received very few responses to our proposal to phase out the fax as a regular form of communications. Going forward, registrants and the public will be able to send correspondence electronically or by mail. However, there will be a backup fax line available for critical documents that require the use of fax. 

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2015 Practice Resources at a Glance

As the year draws to a close, we have compiled a list of all new practice-related resources published in 2015. All the documents below have been published via the Contact Bulletin and are available in the “practice resources” section of the CDSBC website.

Practice resources


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Next Board Meeting - 19 February

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board will be Friday, 19 February 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. To attend as an observer, RSVP to Nancy Crosby at ncrosby@cdsbc.org by 12 February 2016.

Schedule of board meetings


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CDSBC Holiday Office Closure

The College will be closed for the holidays at noon on 22 December 2015 until 8:00 am on Monday, 4 January 2016. On behalf of the Board and staff, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

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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.