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Cayton Review Update
Publication Notice: Dr. Zahra Davami
Call for Nominations for 2019 CDSBC Awards
CDSBC Office Renovation 
Summer College Update: Correction
Upcoming Board Meeting
Holiday Closure

Cayton Review Update​

Mr. Cayton is a leader in the field of professional regulation and has provided operational and administrative reviews of a number of provincial regulators. He has stated that this review will be both thorough and fair.

The College welcomes Mr. Cayton’s review as it will confirm where we are performing well and identify areas for continued improvement. The findings of the review will be submitted to the Ministry of Health. 

​Learn more about the process and time frame of the review on our website.

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Publication Notice: Dr. Zahra Davami

Dr. Zahra Davami is a general dentist who formerly practised in Burnaby. She resigned from the practice of dentistry effective 16 June 2017. She has not applied for reinstatement.

Following an investigation by CDSBC, the Inquiry Committee directed that a citation (notice of hearing) be issued against Dr. Davami. A discipline hearing in Vancouver had been scheduled for 23 to 26 July 2018. The discipline hearing was cancelled when Dr. Davami made admissions and proposed a resolution under section 37.1 of the Health Professions Act (HPA).

Admissions and Resolution

Dr. Davami has admitted to professional misconduct with respect to a number of patients in that she failed to exercise reasonable care, skill and judgment in the provision of dental treatment, and specifically with respect to diagnosis, treatment and recordkeeping.

A panel of the Inquiry Committee received and considered Dr. Davami's proposal and orders:

  • Dr. Davami pay $2,000 to CDSBC towards the costs of the investigation and hearing preparation.
  • Dr. Davami remains resigned from the practice of dentistry effective 16 June 2017.
  • If she applies for reinstatement to practise dentistry:
    • Her application will be addressed by the Registration Committee; and
    • In addition to any requirements, limits or conditions imposed or requested by the Registration Committee, her practice may be subject to an education and/or monitoring program.
Consent Order 

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Call for Nominations for 2019 CDSBC Awards

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the College? The Nominations Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 CDSBC Awards until 30 September. Award winners will be honoured at a ceremony on Thursday 7 March 2019 during the Pacific Dental Conference..

Nomination process 

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CDSBC Office Renovation 

The College will be moving into space on the main floor of College Place. Once renovations are complete, the College will be relocating reception and some other services from the fifth to the main floor of College place.

Scheduled for early next year, the move will improve access to services for the public, registrants and other stakeholders.

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Correction: Summer College Update

The print version of the Summer College Update that was mailed to registrants incorrectly stated that the fall 2018 Kootenay Dental Society lecture will be in Nelson. It will be at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. We apologize for this error. View the online version of the College Update on our website to see the correct address

Summer College Update

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September Board Meeting

The next meeting of the CDSBC Board is: 

Saturday, 15 September 2018
8:30 am
Terminal City Club (Skidmore Room), 837 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

To reserve a meeting package and ensure adequate seating, observers are asked to RSVP to by 6 September.

Board meetings

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Holiday Closure

The College will be closed Monday, 6 August for BC Day, we will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, 7 August 2018. 

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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.