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       22 January 2016  

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN

2016/17 Online Renewal Deadline is 1 March
Steps for Retiring/Resigning Dentists
Open Consultation: Proposed Changes to CDSBC Bylaw - Part 2 (College Board)
Open Consultation: Dispensing of Non-Prescription Medication by CDAs
Complaints & Discipline Information Session Wrap Up
Practice Tip from Dr. Sigrid Coil
CDAs and Sedation Course Renewal
Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Board Elections
Join Us at the 2016 Award Ceremony
​Next Board Meeting - 19 February
​Follow CDSBC (@cdsbc) on Twitter
​Office Closure: Family Day


2016/17 Online Renewal Deadline is 1 March

The 2016/17 annual renewal deadline is 1 March 2016. Online renewal is now open.
Log into your account on the online system to complete your renewal and make your payment.

To access the online system, you will need:

  • Your registration/certification number
  • Your password (can be reset with your registration/certification number
    and birthdate)
  • A current email address on file with CDSBC

Payment can be made online by VISA, MasterCard or Interac from your bank account. You can also mail a cheque or money order payable to CDSBC or pay in person at the CDSBC Office Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Note: 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.

Renew your registration/certification


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Steps for Retiring/Resigning Dentists

A step-by-step guide for retiring dentists is available at the link below. If you are planning to retire effective 1 March 2016, please complete the annual renewal process and choose the "retired/resigned" option. If you are retiring at any other time, you must complete the Retirement/Resignation from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC  form now available online.  

Retiring/Resigning Dentists


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Open Consultation: Proposed Changes to CDSBC Bylaw - Part 2 (College Board)

You are invited to comment on proposed amendments to CDSBC Bylaw - Part 2 (College Board) until 24 March 2016. The amendments are with regard to the election and succession of executive board officers, eligibility requirements and associated consequential changes to definitions and numbering. Read more information about the consultation and instructions for submitting feedback at the link below.

Bylaw Part 2


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Open Consultation: 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.

Submit your feedback

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Complaints & Discipline Information Session Wrap Up

Last fall we hosted an information session on complaints and discipline and invited registrants to ask questions in person or via webcast. A video and answers to the questions that could not be answered in the allotted time are available at the link below.

At the session, CDSBC announced our intention to formally evaluate our complaints process through exit surveys with both registrants and complainants. This will begin with all complaints closed after 1 March 2016.

Information session resources


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Practice Tip from Dr. Sigrid Coil

"Before you progress... assess and eliminate stress"

In this new series, CDSBC's staff dentists share their tips and observations to help you improve your everyday dental practice, hone your professional judgment, and deal with some of the unique challenges that practitioners face. Read Dr. Coil's tip for endodontic assessment at the link below.

Read practice tip #2 


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CDAs and Sedation Course Renewal      

CDAs regularly ask whether they need to renew their sedation course in order to assist a sedation provider.

As long as a CDA remains current in their sedation practice, course renewal is not necessary. To remain current, CDAs must:

  • Continuously work for a sedation provider
  • Document participation in emergency drills (every 6 months at a minimum)
  • Have current CPR (every 2 years, current standard CPR – health care provider)
Learn more


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Accepting Nominations for the 2016/17 Board Elections

The Board election will be held on 26 May 2016 for the following positions:

Officers (One Year)

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer

Board Members (Two-Year Term)

  • Dentist, District 1 (Fraser Valley)
  • Dentist, District 4 (Vancouver)
  • Dentist, Specialist
  • Dentist, UBC Faculty of Dentistry
  • Certified Dental Assistant

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 pm on 17 March 2016. For more information and to download the nomination package click the link below.  

Board elections

        
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Join Us for the 2016 Award Ceremony

Each year CDSBC recognizes volunteers who have made significant contributions to the College and the dental profession. The 2016 award winners are:

Honoured Member: Dr. Bruce Ward

Distinguished Service: Dr. Scott Stewart

Award of Merit: Ms. Catherine Baranow, CDA; Ms. Sandra Harvey, CDA;  Dr. Kerim Özcan

Certificate of Appreciation: Ms. Lynn Carter; Mr. Robbie Moore

You are invited to attend the awards reception and ceremony on Thursday, 17 March 2016 at 6 pm at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Mackenzie Room). Please RSVP to awards@cdsbc.org

Learn more 

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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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Follow CDSBC (@cdsbc) on Twitter

Twitter is another channel for us to share information and actively engage with registrants, stakeholders and members of the public. Follow us for CDSBC news and updates including events, consultations, publications and much more.

 

Follow us on Twitter 


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Office Closure: Family Day    

The College will be closed Monday, 8 February for Family Day. We will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, 9 February.

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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.