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6 July 2018 

IN THIS NEWS BULLETIN  


Understanding Bylaw Part 12: Advertising and Promotional Activities
Clarification: Requirements for Exposing Radiographs by Dental Assistants
Now Available: 2017/18 Annual Report
Annual General Meeting Video
Awards: Call for Nominations
September Board Meeting
Upcoming Events and CE Opportunities
Office Closure


Understanding Bylaw Part 12: Advertising and Promotional Activities

It is the responsibility of all registrants to ensure that their advertising and promotional materials are compliant with Bylaw Part 12.  

For assistance in compliance, please refer to the Bylaw 12 Interpretive Guidelines. We recommend that dentists provide this document to anyone who is assisting with advertising and promotional activities of the dentist or the dental practice.

Please note that the College is unable to provide any approvals for proposed advertising by registrants or their agents.

The College is a complaints-based regulator and does not perform random searches or audits of registrants’ advertising and promotional activities. If we receive a submission that is deemed to be non-compliant with Bylaw Part 12, a complaint file will be opened.
All registrants should be familiar with the College’s expectations for practice as contained in the CDSBC Bylaws, and in policy documents such as the Standards and Guidelines. These documents are available in the College’s library at www.cdsbc.org/library.  

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Clarification: Requirements for Exposing Radiographs by Dental Assistants

The document A Guide to CDA Services outlines the services that can be delegated by a dentist, and those that must be authorized and supervised by a dentist. The College recently made a revision to clarify that the only restricted activity a dental assistant who is not a CDA (i.e. a non-registrant) can provide under the authorization and supervision of a dentist is the exposing of dental radiographs and only if they have completed a dental radiography module and CDSBC has provided the dental assistant with a radiography designation.

A guide to CDA services

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Now Available: 2017/18 Annual Report

Our annual report provides an overview of the College's activities and the audited financial statements. It contains statistics about the dental professionals we regulate and about how complaints are resolved. The report highlights major accomplishments and reflects the commitment and dedication of those who devote their time and expertise to deliver on the College’s duty to protect the public.

This year, we have added more information about practitioner wellness and health files as well as Health Professions Review Board decisions involving CDSBC. High-level information about revenue and expenditures is presented in an enhanced graphical format.

2017/18 Annual Report

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Annual General Meeting Video


The College’s AGM was held on 15 June 2018 in Vancouver. It featured reports from the President, Treasurer, Acting Registrar and Public Board members, presentation of the College’s audited financial statements, and a question & answer session. Registrants and the public were invited to attend the AGM.

Our annual report provides an overview of the College's activities and the audited financial statements. It contains statistics about the dental professionals we regulate and about how complaints are resolved. The report highlights major accomplishments and reflects the commitment and dedication of those who devote their time and expertise to deliver on the College’s duty to protect the public.

This year, we have added more information about practitioner wellness and health files as well as Health Professions Review Board decisions involving CDSBC. High-level information about revenue and expenditures is presented in an enhanced graphical format.

Watch the AGM video


 

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Awards: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the College? The Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the 2019 CDSBC Awards until 28 September. Award winners will be honoured at a ceremony during the Pacific Dental Conference.

Nominations


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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 registrarsoffice@cdsbc.org by 6 September.

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

Summer hours
CDSBC summer hours are in effect from 6 July – 31 August 2018 as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

B.C. Day
The office will be closed on Monday, 6 August for B.C. Day. We will reopen at 8:00 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.